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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 2022.
- 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.
- Increase the national CSR from the present 4300 to 6000 by the year 2022
- Establish a cataract auditing system to monitor quality and quantity of provision by the year 2022 and achieve WHO recommended visual & outcome criteria PVA 80% and BCVA 90% by the year 2022.
- Eliminate the corneal blindness by 2030
- Raise the coverage of community awareness in eye diseases and service availability to > 90% by the year 2023
- Reduce vision impairment due to URE below 2% and achieve glass usages coverage to more than 80% by 2023
- Make aware on availability and content of IEC materials to 90% of targeted population by 2023.
- Establish at least 100 ear care centres at district level by 2024
- Train at least additional 70 ophthalmologists with sub-specialty trainings,
- Establish 350 vision centres at local government level, upgrade 33 ECCs to surgical centre eye hospital by 2024.
- Upgrading tertiary eye hospital into Centre of Excellence in each province of Nepal.
- Provision for Eye Banking and cornea harvesting facilities in all Centres of Excellence by the year 2024