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Evidence for integrating eye health into primary health care in Africa: a health systems strengthening approach

Rènée du Toit1*, Hannah B Faal2, Daniel Etya’ale3, Boateng Wiafe4, Ingrid Mason5, Ronnie Graham6, Simon Bush7, Wanjiku Mathenge89 and Paul Courtright10

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1 Eye health consultant, 17 Pecan Place, 831 Mortimer Avenue, Pretoria, Mayville 0084, South Africa

2 Eye health and health systems consultant, Calabar, Nigeria

3 MSc Community Eye, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, Cape Town, South Africa

4 MSc (Community Eye Health), Operation Eyesight, Accra, Ghana

5 MSc (Medical Education), RGN/KRN, CBM, Nairobi, Kenya

6 DipEd, Sightsavers, Dar Es Salam, Tanzania

7 MSc(Development Management), Sightsavers, Accra, Ghana

8 Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology, Kigali, Rwanda

9 The Fred Hollows Foundation, Sydney, Australia

10 KCCO International, Cape Town, South Africa

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BMC Health Services Research 2013, 13:102  doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-102

Published: 18 March 2013

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