Senegal

SENEGAL
Work commenced : 1980
Nature of work : Implementation of a comprehensive eye care system
Geographical areas concerned Tambacounda, Kolda
Partners : -Foundation : Mectizan donation program
- SightFirst (SF 935)
Achievements : - Continuing efforts to autonomise primary eye care in the Tambacounda region with near-complete autonomy of the national blindness prevention programme (2013)
- Onchocerciasis Control : 82% coverage of the population in the areas typically treated
- 4,100 consultations
- 800 operations
- Onchocerciasis Control : 82% coverage of the population in areas typically treated. This action continues effectively, under the aegis of national control programmes, where following initial training by the OPC, the work of village agents allows more than 300 000 people to continue to be protected