Comm Eye Health Vol. 10 No. 21 1997. Published online 01 March, 1997

Traditional healers in prevention of blindness

Traditional healers have long been a part of most cultures and will remain so. Unlike ophthalmologists, or even medical assistants, healers live and work even in the most rural villages; they are already in place. Furthermore, healers are already salaried and have been practicing fee-for-service medicine for centuries. Involving them in prevention of blindness does not require hiring additional health staff.

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