A guide to gender-responsive eye health programming for practitioners in the field. The manual presents a set of guiding principles for good practice when it comes to gender-targeted and gender-mainstreamed projects. It is complemented by 11 evidence-based case studies that were developed in close collaboration with the organisations whose work is featured in the case studies. Each case study illustrates good practice to reduce gender inequity in eye health under the WHO health system strengthening pillars.
This guide is a collaboration between 11 eye health organisations (LAICO/Aravind, KCCO, Orbis, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Seva Canada, Pathfinder International, Nari Uddug Kendra (NUK), Sightsavers, Vision 2020 Australia, and The Fred Hollows Foundation).
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).