People are the most important part of any health care system. To achieve our goal of providing comprehensive eye health services we first need to address the crisis in the eye health work force. This will require creativity, coordination and huge determination. This session, with a focus on Africa, provided an update on recent developments by the professional bodies and programme partners, concluding with a research update and a preview of the IAPB Africa HReH Strategy.
Thanks to Kovin Naidoo, Ronnie Graham, William Felch, Maria Arce, Beth Barnes, Marcia Zondervan, Claire Walker and Jennifer Palmer for delivering the session and providing the presentations below.