Agency eyes sight problems

The Ministry of Health has collaborated with Addenbrooke's Abroad Agency from Cambridge University Hospital in a three-year project to prioritise eye health, especially among children and diabetics.

Evelyn Brealey, programme director in the agency, said during an interview that the project, called Pono Letlotlo, intends improving children's vision services, as they usually do not know if they have sight problems and hence do not receive proper medical care.

Diabetics are often susceptible to sight problems, she says.

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