A key area of PCBR’s health program consist of the health screenings that it performs at local schools. Our field officers along with other trained medical practitioners visit various primary schools to perform hearing and vision tests, along with screenings for other communicable diseases that can impact a person’s ability to receive a good education and live a healthy life. By taking a proactive approach to health, PCBR can help identify and stop the progression of a health condition, making it easier to manage and allowing individuals to take part in work and other important community activities. It is estimated that effective primary prevention and health promotion could reduce the global burden of disease by as much as 70%. These types of health measures have proven successful at reducing the instances and severity of disability, lowering the costs of care, and reducing the burden of poverty on individuals and their communities.