Low Vision Manual – KCCO Translated [Spanish] [Portuguese]

[Español] La ceguera infantil está incluida como uno de los principales programas de atención a enfermedades dentro de la iniciativa del derecho a la visión de VISION 2020. La baja visión, ya sea en niños o adultos, ha recibido mucha menos atención, sin embargo, hay un  Españolreciente interés en el tratamiento de este difícil y…

Cataract Surgery Protocol – Nepal

Cataract is a leading cause of blindness globally; in Nepal it accounts for approximately 62% of avoidable blindness. Nepal performs nearly 350,000 cataract surgeries every year. Despite the volume of cataract surgeries, the quality of outcomes – 80% of patients should have good visual outcome of 6/18 or better, according to the standard set by…

Planning for VISION 2020 at the District Level: A Manual

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight was launched by WHO in February 1999. In the intervening years national governments and non-governmental organisations have progressively accepted this initiative as the best approach for improving eye health and preventing blindness. The realisation of VISION 2020 requires a commitment to develop programmes serving populations at the district level, where needs can be…

Essential List for Cataract Surgery

Cataract remains the major cause of treatable blindness. This IAPB Essential Equipment for Cataract Surgery contains a limited range of adequate supplies of essential items to perform high quality surgery. IAPB consults panels of experts with considerable experience, to identify good practice and assist with the compilation of IAPB Essential Equipment Lists especially for use in in resource…

Guidelines for School Eye Health in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Health, including visual health is inextricably linked to school achievement, quality of life, and economic productivity. Health education in the school setting is of fundamental importance as in acquiring and building knowledge of child and adolescent health, the values, abilities, skills and practices necessary for a healthy life are acquired. These best practice guidelines were developed by IMPACT-EMR, EMR-IAPB, Prevention…

IAPB Africa Regional Advocacy Strategy 2014-2018

In Africa there are an estimated 5.9 million people who are blind and 26.3 million who are visually impaired. This is not a challenge that can be overcome by the NGO sector alone or by "business as usual‟ approaches. It requires a paradigm shift in how eye health services are planned, coordinated and resourced at all levels, ensuring integration…

How to develop a national advocacy strategy on Human Resources for Eye Health

Advocacy is a process of influencing people and institutions in order to achieve a specific outcome. An advocacy campaign is a planned project over a given period of time in order to achieve some specific advocacy goals.  This “How To” guide has been prepared to help you develop an advocacy strategy on Human Resources for…

IAPB Essential Equipment List for Trachomatous Trichiasis

IAPB consults panels of experts with considerable experience, to identify good practice and assist with the compilation of IAPB Essential Equipment Lists especially for use in in resource constrained settings. NGOs, Ministries of Health, District Health Services, eye clinics and hospitals can use the IAPB Essential Equipment lists to plan and purchase inventory. Trachoma is the world’s…

IAPB Essential Equipment List for Diabetic Retinopathy

IAPB consults panels of experts with considerable experience, to identify good practice and assist with the compilation of IAPB Essential Equipment Lists especially for use in in resource constrained settings. NGOs, Ministries of Health, District Health Services, eye clinics and hospitals can use the IAPB Essential Equipment lists to plan and purchase inventory. The IAPB Diabetic Retinopathy…

IAPB Africa Human Resources for Eye Health Strategic Plan 2014-2023

IAPB Africa comprises over 30 member agencies working in almost every country in South-Saharan Africa (SSA). Our ambition is to influence change in eye health work force planning in SSA by aligning our efforts with health system strengthening and advocating for the full implementation of the 2014-2019 WHO Action Plan for the Prevention of Avoidable Blindness to achieve Universal Coverage. To achieve…

Addressing the Eye Health Work Force Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa

With some country exceptions, Sub-Saharan Africa is characterised by a lack of eye health and vision personnel and this is a significant contributing factor to the high prevalence of avoidable vision impairment and blindness. With ageing populations more disposed to sight loss and with risks such as diabetes increasing, levels of avoidable blindness in the…