Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages: 356-360
Received: Jun. 18, 2014;
Accepted: Jul. 12, 2014;
Published: Jul. 30, 2014
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Mabvuto Kango, Department of Social Affairs, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
In 2008, an evaluation of the National Eye Care Coordination programme in Zambia was undertaken, after just over 1 year of its existence. The evaluation was undertaken to assess the performance of the programme since it was created as a stand-alone project from its previous operation in the integrated system. Integrating health services has become a common term especially in developing countries where it is believed that bundling together of resources (financial and human resources) is more effective and resource conserving. The evaluation, of the Eye Care Programme in Zambia after turning it into a stand-alone programme shows results that can be compared to the time it was in an integrated system.
Evaluation of the National Eye Care Coordination Programme in Zambia, Science Journal of Public Health.
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