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VISION 2020 Workshops

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VISION 2020 workshops

The VISION 2020 workshop programme, running since 1999, is a well-recognised brand, with a pool of committed and loyal supporters from throughout the eye health world. The programme was initially established by International Centre for Eye Health ICEH  to kick start VISION 2020 across the regions. Now, fifteen years later, the programme has evolved and grown in response to the needs of national governments, WHO and IAPB members. The workshop programme is strategically aligned and an integral part of the IAPB regional offices support for the implementation of the GAP in each region. 

Key to the success of the programme has been that it is flexible, locally owned and can respond to meet the needs expressed by countries to support their national eye health programmes whilst being guided by the overall strategic framework provided by the GAP. 

Regional / national workshops

Approximately 25 VISION 2020 workshops take place every year, tackling specific national or regional priorities to further the deliovery of the GAP. The topics are identified by National Eye Health Coordinators (NEC) / National Prevention of Blindness Coordinators (NPBC) in conjunction with the regional IAPB offices and WHO partners.

Global strategic workshops

For matters of global interests requiring a coordinated global approach, IAPB organises global strategic workshops. These are held when the need arises, most recently bringing togther stakeholders interested in the development of the RAAB survey tool and the new mRAAB application in 2016.

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For details on the 2017 programme please schedule at the bottom of this page.

For general information on this programme please contact

Robin Heber Percy
Programme Manager,
VISION 2020 Workshop Programme


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