Much blindness is avoidable

World Health Forum. 1991;12(1):78-86.


The main strategy of the World Health Organization's Programme for the Prevention of Blindness is to make simple eye care available to all populations. In many countries, national committees are responsible for the optimal utilization of resources and the coordination of work in this field. Several major international nongovernmental organizations provide support. Factors limiting the effectiveness of national programmes are being addressed in WHO collaborating centres.

MeSH terms

  • Blindness / epidemiology
  • Blindness / prevention & control*
  • Developing Countries*
  • Humans
  • World Health Organization