The ICO is the only ophthalmology organization in official relations with the World Health Organization and has contributed to the WHO World Report on Vision. The ICO supports the WHO and advocates for implementation of recommendations of the WHO World Report on Vison. The report provides evidence on the magnitude of eye conditions and vision impairment globally, draws attention to effective strategies to address eye care, and offers recommendations for action to improve eye care services worldwide. The key proposal of the report is for all countries to provide integrated people-centred eye care services which will ensure that people receive a continuum of eye care based on their individual needs throughout their lives.
World report on vision. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
World Health Organization. (2005). State of the World’s Sight : VISION 2020 : the Right to Sight : 1999-2005. World Health Organization.