Investing in Vision: a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers
In the world’s poorest countries, supporting eye health care services stimulates the broader economy – while bringing life changing benefits to individuals and their carers. The investment is cost-effective and will help generations of people to come.
NB: The Fred Hollows Foundation Australia commissioned this research.
Investing in Vision is a landmark study that showed $4 of economic gain can be made for every $1 spent on eye health care in developing countries. The study provided compelling evidence of the need for greater government and donor investment in eye health services.
The Investing in Vision study was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an international consultancy firm with expertise in health economics and policy. The Fred Hollows Foundation commissioned it on behalf of a consortium of global eye health organisations.
An attractive brochure, Investing in Vision, highlights the key findings for the global study, including separate country analyses for Pakistan, Kenya and China. Researchers and advocates have widely cited the study for eye health and initial costings were published in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.