Population : 1.3 billion  (2010)
Percentage of population under 14 years old : 16.6% under age of 14 years old
Ethnicity: Han nationality (91.5%) and other 55 minority nationalities.
Language: Official language: Chinese
Life expectancy at birth: 73 years (2010)

Healthcare system
Type: Universal public healthcare system
Cost to patient to see a primary care doctor/ general practitioner : USD 30
Cost to patient of squint surgery under general anesthesia: USD 1000

Major challenges

  1. No Coordinated nationwide retinopathy of prematurity screening and treatment programme.
  2. No trained orthoptist in the whole country.
  3. No coordinated eye screening programme until 3 years old.
  4. The precaution and treatment of myopia has become a prominent issue for public health.

June 6, 2016 is the 21th National Eyes Caring Day in China with the theme of Protect Eyes since Childhood.

World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Temple House, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Phone:+ 353 1 288 3630
Fax:+353 1 209 1112

World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Stabismus is a registered Charity with the U.K. Charities Commission (Charity Registration Number ;1144806) (Registered November 2011)

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