Which specific actions towards IPEC would you prioritise in your country or region, considering importance, feasibility and cost-effectiveness?
Would you include actions in the plan that may not realistically be achieved, as an advocacy tool?
Indicators allow us to see whether the eye health strategic plan is achieving its aims and having an impact.
- What indicators would you use to measure progress towards your chosen actions?
- Are data available to measure these indicators?
- Could you measure baseline and progress towards eREC and eCSC in your country?
- Which actions should be implemented first?
Costing the plan
This step involves estimating how much it will cost to complete the actions in the eye care strategic plan.
- Do you know the current budget for eye health in your country or region?
- How much funding for eye health does the non-government sector provide in your country?
Consultation involves presenting the plan to stakeholders, asking for feedback and then revising the plan. This will improve the plan and create greater support for it.
Stakeholder engagement, especially from the Ministry of Health, is very important to ensure buy in and accountability.
It is important that stakeholders can express their views on the draft eye health strategic plan through consultation and feedback, including those at the sub-national level.
- How decentralised is the health system in your country?
- How could it be ensured that IPEC is implemented effectively in each region?
What should you do if progress towards endorsement of the eye care strategic plan is challenging, for example if:
- consensus can’t be reached?
- key stakeholders leave and are replaced, or don’t participate?
Resilience, dedication, communication and collaboration are all critical in such situations.