Access to life changing spectacles for millions. A new vision for KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Clinton Health Access Initiative
Oct. 2, 2020

Under Cluster 3: Country Implementation of the AT2030 programme, CHAI is partnering with country governments to identify opportunities to drive availability and affordability of AT. CHAI and the AT2030 programme published a case study on work happening in the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) province in South Africa to expand access to spectacles. The case study highlights the challenge, what works and next steps in providing spectacles through a ‘hub and spoke’ distribution model within the public sector. In the past year, the KZN Provincial Department of Health allocated a dedicated budget that allowed for the distribution of 27,000 spectacles in KZN with additional planned this year.