The presumed causal association between good health and productive work is a cornerstone of global health policy, but until recently only a handful of randomised trials had examined the question of whether health interventions could improve workplace productivity
The Lady Health Workers (LHW) Programme was established in Pakistan in 1994 to ensure the provision of primary, preventative, promotive, and curative care services and support health system at the household and community levels. LHWs are now fully recognised members of the public sector health workforce and deployed throughout all five provinces.
“He is lazy and doesn’t pay attention” Brian’s form teacher told us. “A positive future for Brian was difficult to imagine. It turns out it was hard for Brian to see, but nobody knew it, including Brian himself.
“I am a tailor. Losing my vision meant I was going to be unable to work.” Mr Abdul was previously able to make enough money to support his family as a tailor in West Bengal, India. Three years ago, his eyesight began to fade.
The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Bond is an example of a new way of funding eye health care in LMICs through a pay-for-performance loan. It is being used to address avoidable blindness through the provision of 18,000 cataract surgeries in Cameroon over the next five years.