ECSAT is aimed at national health policy makers and planners, staff in other national planning bodies, and partners in health development agencies. It provides a “snapshot” of the eye care sector at that time and is designed to address the following key questions:
What is the current situation of the eye care sector regarding IPEC (strengths, weaknesses, and inequalities)?
What priority areas need to be addressed in eye care strategic planning?
What are possible activities to address gaps across the eye care sector?
In addition, the ECSAT provides baseline information for tracking capacity and performance of the eye care sector.
IPAB works with the World Health Organization and members organisations to support the implementation of the ECSAT tool. For more information on how to get involved with IAPB’s work related to the ECSAT, contact Jessica Thompson, Head of Policy and Advocacy.
The Guide outlines strategies and approaches proposed by WHO that provide practical, step-by-step support to Member States in the planning and implementation of integrated people-centred eye care (IPEC).