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Advocate

We advocate for the policies and resources needed to achieve universal access to eye health.

IAPB leads and coordinates global eye health advocacy to maintain political action and investment in eye health. We provide the sector voice for eye health at the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations (UN), and oversee major global campaigns and policy initiatives such as World Sight Day, the UN Friends of Vision and Vision for the Commonwealth.

We have successfully championed global and regional commitments for eye health including Heads of State commitments at the United Nations and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and World Health Assembly resolutions.

Our advocacy is underpinned by the latest data and information on vision, and builds on the work of our members. Our network covers over 100 countries, enabling us to unlock the power of global commitments and deliver action at a national level. Our network covers over 100 countries, enabling us to unlock the power of global commitments and deliver action at a national level.

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World Sight Day 2022
World Sight Day (WSD) is an international day of awareness held every October to focus attention on the global issue of eye health.
Eye health and the Sustainable Development Goals
IAPB’s advocacy recognises eye health as both a health and development issue.
Advocacy Hub
Supporting and informing advocacy for the integration of eye health within health systems, so that everyone, everywhere has access to eye care.

Educate Yourself

Understand the extent of the problem and learn how we can fix it:

  • Join our online learning programme Advocacy to Action
  • Read the IPEC Advocacy Toolkit
  • Understand how eye health advances the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • What are some of the solutions?

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Photo Credits

Banner image: Ulrich Eigner