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World Sight Day 2020

World Sight Day – the most important advocacy and communications day in the eye health calendar – is on 8 October 2020.

Hope In Sight

More than a billion people cannot see well, because they don’t have access to glasses. Over 3 out of 4 of the world’s vision impaired are avoidably so. What can be done to arrest this unconscionable fact? First, arm yourself with your country’s prevalence data and Eye Health system information–the number of trained eye health personnel, your country’s plans to tackle blindness.

The recent World Health Assembly resolution for eye health, marks the next major mile stone for global eye health. With political commitment to take action to make eye care an integral part of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and to implement ‘integrated people-centred eye care’ there is #HopeInSight.

This World Sight Day, let’s find the solutions to ensure that everyone, everywhere has access to sight. Let’s pledge to spread the message of #HopeInSight.

World Sight Day Toolkit

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Implementation Pack

This year we have a newly designed pack of implementation material outlining what World Sight Day is, the key messages and media guidelines.

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Promotional Material

IAPB encourages members and supporting organisations to download World Sight Day 2020 promotional material from this page.

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Social Messages

WSD2020 Use the hashtag #HopeInSight.

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WSD Photo Competition

The World Sight Day Photo Competitions are organised for World Sight Day to promote awareness about eye care and encourage people around the world to participate.

On World Sight Day, IAPB members work together

  • Raise public awareness of blindness & vision impairment as major international public health issues.
  • Influence Governments/Ministers of Health to participate in and designate funds for national blindness prevention programmes.
  • Educate target audiences about blindness prevention.
Photo Credits

Banner image: Gregor Kuntscher, Light for the World