Comm Eye Health Vol. 35 No. 115 2022. Published online 20 September, 2022

Community engagement and patient-centred care

A group of men, women and children are standing in front of a house, talking and smiling.
The community plays an important role in the eye health of individuals. CAMEROON © Dominique Catton, Sightsavers

Community engagement and participation in the health system are fundamental elements of primary health care. In this issue, we explore the challenges of reaching those people most in need of eye care, learn how to work with communities to improve their access to eye care, and why it matters to involve the community in monitoring the quality and impact of health care interventions.

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