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Katsina, Dubai Foundation partner on eye care programme

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State
Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State

Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Noor Dubai Foundation on a comprehensive eye care programme in the state.

The governor, represented by his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, at the MoU signing in Abuja, said it marked a milestone in the delivery of eye care services to the people of Katsina.

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The Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on Press Affairs, Ibrahim Musa, in a statement yesterday, said the partnership was to reduce the burden of blindness and visual impairment.

The deputy governor described the MoU as a collaborative effort to attain universal eye healthcare in the state by 2020.

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He said based on studies conducted in the state, there was an estimated blindness burden of 45,000, visual impairment of 95,000 and 10,000 irreversible blindness.

 

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