Rwanda Becomes 1st Poor Country to Provide Eye Care For All

Rwanda has become the first low-income country to provide universal eye care for its 12 million population.

The government has partnered with the organisation Vision for a Nation (VFAN) to train more than 3,000 eye care nurses based in 502 local health centres, prescribing glasses and referring those with serious eye problems to national clinics.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Syndicate Bank PO 2018 Exam-
  • The country ranks 159th on the Human Development Index.
  • Rwanda Capital- Kigali, Currency- Rwandan franc, President- Paul Kagame.
  • Rwanda’s minister of Health- Diane Gashumba.

Source- The Guardian