A blind Palestinian refugee rests on a beach on the Greek island of Kos. Women account for 55 per cent of the world’s blind, and 90 per cent of blind women live in poverty. Photo: Reuters

How correcting the gender imbalance in eye health care helps both women and the economy

  • Women account for 55 per cent of the world’s blind, when four out of five people who are blind don’t need to be
  • Improving women’s access to eye health care transforms not just individual lives, but also families and economies
Topic |   International Women's Day

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A blind Palestinian refugee rests on a beach on the Greek island of Kos. Women account for 55 per cent of the world’s blind, and 90 per cent of blind women live in poverty. Photo: Reuters
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