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All the skills of the health team 

All the skills of the health team
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All the skills of the health team
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Hannah Fall

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10.1093/med/9780198703327.003.0013
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date: 18 October 2019

Chapter 13 describes how the author led the development of eye services in the Gambia by concentrating on creating a team of people of different skills who together could—and did—bring enormous improvements to the community. It shows how the service and team were built, and prevention of disease as well as treatment. It covers how the author developed a plan and a model that engaged every member of her wider team and involved patients and community members, and shows the impact this important work has had on the West Africa region and the world, as well as improving eye health in the Gambia itself. It also describes how to run a specialist service in a resource-poor country and how to work across country boundaries within a region.

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