Thanks to the precious availability and professionalism of Jairo Buitrago, we were guests of this wonderful colleague and country, Canada! We talked about libraries but also about a very particular theme, that of predatory publishing and you will find everything in the article entitled “Librarians in Canada. Predatory publishing and more. Mario Coffa interviews Jairo Buitrago”.
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Author: Princess Ifeoma Ike, Public Health Optometrist/CEO Princess Vision Eye Clinic Limited Abuja, Nigeria and Global Shaper, Abuja Hub, & Konrad Pesudovs, Professor of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Uncorrected poor vision is the world’s most widespread disability.
Although 75% of all blindness and visual impairment is treatable, there is a lack of access to eye care in many societies.
To meet global health goals, the world needs 14 million optometrists.
The pandemic has shown the world that we do not have enough healthcare professionals to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population, now or in the future. Blindness and visual impairment are more than just health issues, as vision is generally not on the priority list for many countries…
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