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Posted on May 26, 2017

Africa Day: Training Specialists to Treat Cataract Blindness

Africa Day celebrates the independence and progress of nations across the African continent, with this year’s theme devoted to “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investments in Youth.” Indeed there has been great progress over the years, with many countries in Africa leading economic and social development, including major improvements in public health. With more than half of Africa’s population under the age of 24, the future looks very bright for continued growth and development, yet a major barrier remains in many places – preventable blindness and visual impairment caused by cataracts.

Read more from Dr. Jean-Marie Andre’s blog post on the IAPB’s website.

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