The relationship between poverty and visual impairment
Hannah Kuper, Sarah Polack, Wanjiku Mathenge, Cristina Eusebio, Zakia Wadud, Mamunur Rashid, Allen Foster. PLoS ONE 5(11): e15431. Published online 9 Nov 2010
Hannah Kuper, Sarah Polack, Cristina Eusebio, Wanjiku Mathenge, Zakia Wadud, Allen Foster. PLoS Med 5(12): e244. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050244
These papers present reliable evidence on the link between treating cataract and alleviating poverty. The two papers are part of large study conducted by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Kenya, the Philippines and Bangladesh. The study interviewed people before and after cataract surgery to measure the changes in their life situation. Wanjiku Mathenge, who is a co-author in her role with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is also The Fred Hollows Foundation's Medical Advisor.
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