The workshop discussed how to include community voices in advocacy effectively to implement Integrated People Centred Eyecare. The session presented experiences from the sector and discussed further on how the sector can prioritise and develop the capability to put community voices at the centre of delivering eye care for everyone. The themes of discussion within the small group activity included how best to engage patient /consumer voices in developing advocacy strategy, harnessing the power of consumer/patient insights, how to engage community health workers in people centred eye care and how might patient /consumer /community voices be harnessed as agents in implementing advocacy action.
Session 2: Evidence-Based Advocacy
Through a combination of presentations and group discussions, participants explored the latest and emerging evidence related to burden and impact of vision loss. The focus was on how to employ evidence most effectively when advocating for eye health.