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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.

World Sight Day
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:

Use Our Templates

Use our advocacy resources to engage political action and further the investment in eye health at a global, regional, and national level.

IPEC Letter Template
IPEC Letter Template
VNR Template Letter
VNR Template Letter

Use Your Voice

Share social media tiles and help us draw attention to the issue.

UN Resolution - Eye health critical to the SDGs
UN says eye health critical to the SDGs
UN-commits-vision-for-everyone
UN commits to vision for everyone by 2030
UN - An end to gender inequality is now in sight
UN says An end to gender inequality is now in sight
UN - An end to poverty is now in sight
UN - An end to poverty is now in sight
Eye health is critical to achieving SDGs
UN says eye health is critical to the SDGs
A world where ending inequality is in sight for all
UN - An end to gender inequality is now in sight

Photo Credits

Banner image: Ulrich Eigner