Over the last few years, increasing efforts have been invested in exploring the relationship between the eye health system and the general health system. A general consensus is emerging in the international eye care community that the effectiveness of eye care interventions can only be improved through better understanding of how health systems function.
The objectives of EHSA are to:
- Enable national and international actors involved in eye care to assess a country’s eye health system, in order to diagnose the relative strengths and weaknesses of the eye health system, to promote/allow/encourage/plan.
- Assist national eye health authorities and international organisations (i.e. non-governmental organisations and donors) to include eye health systems strengthening interventions in eye care programme design and implementation.