The IAPB Africa Team (left to right): Mr Ronnie Graham, Dr Joseph Oye, Dr Aaron Magava, Prof Kovin Naidoo, Miss Neebha Budhoo, Mr Senanu Quacoe, Mr Simon Day
Back in 1999, VISION 2020 was formulated to eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness and visual impairment. The plan sought to bring together all stakeholders to facilitate the planning, development and implementation of sustainable national eye care programmes. TheWHO Global Action Plan, 2014-2019 further supports these efforts, placing a new emphasis on using the health system approach and the integration of eye care programs into the wider health care system at all levels.
African Governments, concerned by Africa’s increasing disease burden, have now developed the African Health Strategy 2016 – 2030 through the African Union to ensure healthy lives and to promote the well-being for all in Africa in the context of “Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want”.
In IAPB Africa, our vision is “for all people in the region to have access to the highest possible standard of eye health”. However, we realize that we cannot do everything, everywhere at once and that we can achieve...Read More