The Miami Declaration

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Group photo of the participants

Building on four years of collaboration and capacity building in the Latin America region, the International Eye Foundation (IEF) hosted a meeting of stakeholders including IAPB/LA and PAHO in Miami 12-13 January 2016 to formalize and operationalize IEF’s work going forward.

Much has been achieved thanks to the support of IEF, Orbis, CBM, Seva and others in programmatically and financially building Human Resources for Eye Health (HReH) training capacities at Visualiza in Guatemala, Clinica Divino Nino Jesus in Peru, Instituto de la Vision in Mexico, and Instituto Vision in Paraguay to address the training objectives of the IAPB VISION2020/Latin America Strategic Plan. “The Miami Declaration” states six objectives and notes the agencies which will take specific responsibilities. We congratulate all the partners involved and their commitment to improving HReH in Latin America.