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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IAPB, the peak body for the global eye care sector, welcomes the approval of a World Health Assembly resolution on eye health in the year 2020

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10 February 2020
Source: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

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

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IAPB: What exactly is the World Report on Vision?!

22 November 2019
Source: IAPB

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new report on World Sight Day this year: the World Report on Vision. The World Report on Vision provides the best available evidence on the global magnitude of eye conditions and vision impairment, takes stock of progress made and the remaining challenges facing the eye care sector, and outlines future priorities for action.

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WHO launches first World report on vision

10 October 2019
Source: WHO

At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed 8 October, 2019 ¦ Geneva: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and far sightedness, glaucoma and

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IAPB: The 72nd World Health Assembly – A decisive moment for the WHO, UHC and Eye Health

7 June 2019
Source: IAPB

Report: Jessica Crofts-Lawrence, Head of Policy and Advocacy, IAPB. The World Health Assembly (WHA) is an annual gathering of all the world’s health ministers and a key opportunity for advocates to be seen and heard on their respective health issues. This year, the theme of the WHA was “Health for All” and as such there was a strong focus on

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