Inclusive eye health (IEH) means ensuring eye care services are accessible and welcoming to all members of the community, including people with sensory, physical and intellectual impairments, and those with mental health conditions; it also means proactively ensuring that people with long term vision impairment access their right to wider opportunities in rehabilitation, health, education, livelihoods and social inclusion. IEH is essential for reaching the poorest people.
CBM has been actively building and sharing approaches in inclusive eye health since 2009. This has included the establishment of pilots and the production of training resources cobranded with IAPB, Vision 2020 and 14 other key agencies.
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).