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Objectives of NNJS

The NNJS is a central coordinating body for technical manpower and maintains links with eye hospitals and eye care centers, Government of Nepal and both national and international non-governmental organizations with regard to almost all of the eye related programs and quality control of eye care in Nepal. It plays a significant role in the evaluation and monitoring of the existing programs, mobilizes internal and external resources, involves active community participation and promotes self-reliance.

The main objectives of NNJS are as follows:

  •      To reduce the present prevalence of blindness (VA <3/60) from 0.35% to <0.2% and economic                        blindness (VA <6/60) 0.8% to 0.4% by 2020.
  •      To reduce incidence rate of preventable blindness by creating awareness in eye health and health              seeking behaviors.
  •      To make available primary eye care services at local government level.
  •      To provide trained human resource at all levels of eye care services.
  •      To develop and strengthen policies, facilitate research and surveillance that ensures quality eye                   care services for the people of Nepal.
  •      To establish quality assurance system in eye care service delivery system.
  •      To provide comprehensive eye care services at all the eye hospitals.
  •      To provide basic ear care services at all levels.
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