Create clear governance and accountability for eye care.
Build technical capacity and skills in leadership and eye care.
Establish a strategy and targets, and a monitoring and evaluation framework.
Include eye care indicators into health information system.
Develop a competency-based approach for human resources for eye care.
2) Integration is central to IPEC
Integration within and beyond health system is a key element of IPEC. This means eye care services must be coordinated between across the different levels – from primary care in the community all the way to care provided by eye specialists in hospitals.
We need to create stronger links with general health services and beyond the health sector.
View this video to learn more.
3) You can sign up for an Introduction to IPEC
You may have some further questions about IPEC. For example, how is IPEC different from previous approaches to eye care? What are the first steps to make IPEC a reality? How different will these steps be between countries?
You’ll start by learning more about what integrated people-centred (IPEC) is, what it aims to achieve and why it is important. Then in the final three units, you will play the role of Clara, the Country Manager for an eye health NGO. You’ll participate in meetings, initiate a policy dialogue, and help to guide your team towards a strategic plan for IPEC implementation.