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Shakti Project screening brings eye care to the rural poor

Shakti offers a self-sustaining business model to reduce preventable blindness in remote areas of low-income countries. This is achieved by training a workforce of mobile skilled women screeners.

How It Works

  • Shakti screeners use smartphones to screen remote patients
  • Screeners dispense eyeglasses if needed
  • Those with serious issues are referred to vision centers
  • Screeners earn decent wages

Why It's Impactful

  • Shakti brings eye care to the doorsteps of the rural poor
  • More screenings, glasses distributed and surgery referrals in less time 
  • Women screeners expand eye care to underserved women
  • Phase 1 results: 2,841 screenings in just 10 days

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