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World Report on Vision


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.

The World Report on Vision Recommendations:
  1. Make eye care an integral part of universal health coverage.
  2. Implement integrated people-centred eye care in health systems.
  3. Promote high-quality implementation and health systems research complementing existing evidence for effective eye care interventions.
  1. Monitor trends and evaluate progress towards implementing integrated people-centred eye care.
  2. Raise awareness, engage, and empower people and communities about eye care needs.

New WHO Report on the 2030 Global Eye Care Targets

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World Report on Vision 2020

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World report on vision. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2019. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.

Past Report: State of the World's Sight: VISION 2020: The Right to Sight: 1999-2005

State of the World's Sight: VISION 2020: the Right to Sight: 1999-2005
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World Health Organization. (‎2005)‎. State of the World’s Sight : VISION 2020 : the Right to Sight : 1999-2005. World Health Organization. 

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