Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with CBM International, an NGO, inaugurated “Seeing is Believing Programme” to provide comprehensive child eye health services to over 1.5 million children in Nigeria.
The ministry’s Director, Public Health, Evelyn Ngige, officially inaugurated the programme in Abuja.
Ngige, who was represented by the Director, Neglected Tropical Diseases in the ministry, Chukwuma Anike, declared that the programme had been accepted.
The Vice Chairperson, CMB International Kirsty Smith, said “seeing is believing” was a three-year comprehensive child eye health programme aimed at making child eye health services available and accessible to Nigeria children.
Smith appealed to Federal Government to increase the coverage of cataract surgeries in the country and to focus on children.