Human resources are the most important asset of any health system and their availability and quality are key determinants of efficiency and quality of health services provided. They are crucial to the success and sustainability of all health care provision interventions.
Despite worldwide recognition of its importance, there is lack of data on the global situation of human resources in eye care. To address this issue, in March 2006 the IAPB Human Resorces Development Work Group undertook a global situation analysis on available human resources in comprehensive eye care.
This guidance aims to facilitate the monitoring of both eye and ear care services through presenting a set of core facility indicators along with considerations for analysis and use of routine health information