IAPB Welcomes Pivotal Eye Health Resolution by WHO Executive Board

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18 February 2020
Source: IAPB

The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board approved a resolution on ‘integrated people centred eye care’ in an effort to tackle the rising numbers of people living with vision impairment and blindness. The WHO Executive Board resolution notes that 2.2 billion people are living with blindness or vision impairment, of which at least 1 billion cannot access the treatment they

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LSHTM: The Missing Billion: Access to health services for 1 billion people with disabilities

9 July 2019

The global health community has set overarching, ambitious goals for 2030: The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG 3), to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” The World Health Organization’s “triple billion” targets—one billion more people benefitting from universal health care (UHC); one billion more people better protected from health emergencies; and one billion

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