Vision for a Nation Provides Eye Care to School Children

Vision for a Nation (VFAN) screened 625 pupils and 21 teachers at the Crimson Academy in Rwanda’s Western Province.

The children, aged between 3 and 14, were assessed by VFAN’s clinical staff over 5 days in June. 51 children received medication for eye infections while 3 were referred for glasses or specialist treatment at the local hospital.

This one-off school programme was delivered as part of VFAN’s nationwide work to build eye care services accessible to all 11.8 million Rwandans. To date, over 1.9 million Rwandans have been screened through the programme.

“The session was a great success”, said Abdallah Uwihoreye, VFAN’s Rwanda Country Director. “We screened every pupil in the school and provided treatment that will have an immediate and positive impact on the lives of the children”.

Rwanda eye drops administered