In the 2021 WHA resolution, world health leaders agreed to adopt two new ambitious global targets for 2030. The targets address the two leading causes of blindness and vision impairment, cataract and refractive error.
To address the huge unmet need in eye care, all countries have committed to:
40% increase in effective coverage of refractive error by 2030
30% increase in effective coverage of cataract surgery by 2030
The targets cement the World Health Assembly resolution on eye health adopted in 2020, and provide a vital mechanism to monitor global progress on eye health and to hold governments to account.
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).