A survey of human resources and cataract surgeries in 21 Sub Saharan Africa countries has found that eye health workforce is not growing fast enough to achieve global eye health targets in most countries by 2020.
Substantially more targeted investment in human resources for eye health may be needed for VISION 2020 aims to be achieved in sub-Saharan Africa. Countries seeking to make rapid progress to improve CSR could prioritise investment in training new cataract surgeons over ophthalmologists and improving surgical output efficiency.
Read two recent papers from the study published in Human Resources for Health
- Mapping human resources for eye health in 21 countries of sub-Saharan Africa: current progress towards VISION 2020
- Trends and implications for achieving VISION 2020 human resources for eye health targets in 16 countries of sub-Saharan Africa by the year 2020