• Short Summary

    In today's world, one child in ten suffers severe sight disabilities.

  • Description

    MALAWI


    1.
    (SOUND) GV Blind children being taught how to weave(2 shots)
    0.18

    2.
    (MUTE) GV Children being taught mobility, walking in streets (3 shots)
    0.35

    3.
    (SOUND) GVs Children being taught braille
    0.40

    4.
    GV Other students being taught braille (6 shots)
    1.09

    5.
    CU Braille sheet PULL BACK GV Adults practising, and printing of braille paper (4 shots)
    1.28

    6.
    GV Classroom with teacher instructing (4 shots)
    1.50


    GUATEMALA


    7.
    GV Blind students cycling to village where eye examinations being carried out (4 shots)
    2.11

    8.
    SV ZOOM IN SCU Little boy looking through eye aid at eye chart on wall (2 shots)
    2.24

    9.
    SV AND CU Surgeons carrying out eye operations on young child (4 shots)
    2.42

    10.
    SV Field
    2.43

    11.
    SV INTERIOR Doctors preparing solutions in laboratory (3 shots)
    3.04

    12.
    GV Dr Guillermo Arroyave of INCAP speaking (English SOT) (very poor quality)
    3.14


    COLUMBIA


    13.
    (MUTE) SVs Teacher in classrooms using aids (3 shots)
    3.25

    14.
    SVs Children being fed outside classroom (2 shots)
    3.44

    15.
    (SOUND) Eye operation being performed on young boy who has trachoma (4 shots)
    3.54




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    Background: In today's world, one child in ten suffers severe sight disabilities. Malnutrition, infections including trachoma, cataracts and accidents are the main causes of preventable blindness among children. According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) the great majority of blind children in developing countries are not involved in any rehabilitation services. In the central African republic of Malawi, traditional crafts can become income generating activities for the blind. They also learn to become independent members of the community and continue their education through the use of braille reading and printing. In the preservation of children's sight, schools have a basic responsibility. Guatemala, in central America has an extensive programme of vision testing for students. Once eye glasses are prescribed, they can be obtained for just a few dollars. Over 17 million of the world's population have cataracts. If diagnosed at an early stage and removed surgically, sight can be restored. Dr. Guillermo Arroyave of the Institute of Central America and Panama says the use of sugar, fortified with vitamin A is helping overcome the incidence of eye disease. In Bogota, Columbia--specially trained teachers visit schools in which blind children are enrolled. Tactile maps and diagrams are used in daily lessons. Trachoma is an eye infection which can become chronic in a sub-standard environment and areas of poor sanitation. Usually acquired in childhood, trachoma often causes visual loss in adulthood and early treatment such as this child is undergoing is considered vital.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2NFRXIZHE1NJZIZ46G0AR2BX2
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NFRXIZHE1NJZIZ46G0AR2BX2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:56:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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