PEDIATRIC OPTOMETRICS

Faculty of Optometry, Managua, NICARAGUA

In 2020 we began our collaboration with the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAM, Managua) and the Pediatric Hospital of San Juan de Dios of Barcelona (HSJD) to strengthen the capacities of their teachers and of 30 students in this subspecialty. 

  

PROJECT

The collaboration that OCULARIS and the Pediatric Hospital of San Juan de Dios of Barcelona (HSJD) have committed to with the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAM, Managua) is to strengthen the capacities of their 7 teachers and 30 in this subspecialty per course and year, performing the following activities:

  • MOBILITY OF TEACHERS AND INVESTIGATORS.
  • DEVELOPMENT OF JOINT TEACHING, RESEARCH AND EXTENSION PROJECTS.
  • PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS.
  • EXCHANGE OF ACADEMIC INFORMATION AND PUBLICATIONS.

CONTEXT AND SITUATION IN NICARAGUA

According to data from the Nicaragua United States (2019), the country is ranked 126 of a total of 189 countries. Between 1990 and 2016, the population grew by 53.7%, reaching 6.3 million inhabitants in 2016. In 1990 it had an expansive trend structure, which currently acquires a stationary trend in the population under the age of 20.

 

Population

NICARAGUA

SPAIN

 

GDP per inhabitant (€)

(Gross Domestic Product)

NICARAGUA

SPAIN

 

Human Development Index (HDI)

%

NICARAGUA

%

SPAIN

 

Inequality-adjusted HDI

%

NICARAGUA

%

SPAIN

 

Life expectancy

NICARAGUA

SPAIN

 

HDI Ranking

of a total of 189 countries

NICARAGUA

SPAIN

 

Gender Development Index (GDI)

%

NICARAGUA

%

SPAIN

VISUAL HEALTH CONTEXT

The public health care system only offers eye care and approximately 25% of ophthalmologists work in public hospitals, 75% work in private clinics optometrists all work at opticians or private clinics; there are no optometrists in the public health care system.  

90% of the subspecialists are in the capital and 80% of them general ophthalmologists; regarding optometrists, 80% stay in the capital. 

 

Blind people

NICARAGUA

SPAIN

 

Optometrists

NICARAGUA

SPAIN

 

Optometrists

per million inhabitants

NICARAGUA

SPAIN

Ophthalmologists

NICARAGUA

SPAIN

 

Ophthalmologists

per million inhabitants

NICARAGUA

SPAIN

CURRENT COLLABORATORS

SOUTH

NORTH

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