Saudi Arabia has recognized primary health care as the key to the achievement of health aims ; it forms an integral part of Ministry of Health policy.
Blindness is a serious socioeconomic handicap and most causes of blindness are curable.
The primary health care system has been identified by the World Health Organization as the'first line of defence'in tackling health care problems.
A study was conducted in Saudi Arabia during 1990-93 with the University of Wales and approved by the Saudi Ministry of Health.
The aim of the study was to define the current status of primary eye care systems in Saudi Arabia.
Data revealed that despite the extensive efforts of the Saudi Ministry of Health to upgrade the standard of eye care, the existing primary health care system requires considerable enhancement in terms of resources, facilities, and services in order to become an effective force in the fight against avoidable and curable blindness.
The study identified and assessed the current resources and facilities available for eye patients at the primary health care level.
It determined the strengths and weaknesses of the existing primary eye care system in the country.
Mots-clés Pascal : Soin santé primaire, Programme sanitaire, Oeil pathologie, Homme, Etiologie, Arabie Saoudite, Asie, Cécité, Trouble vision
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Primary health care, Sanitary program, Eye disease, Human, Etiology, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Blindness, Vision disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0454585
Code Inist : 002B09N. Création : 01/03/1996.