In September 2013 IAPB approved its new strategic plan 2013-17 at the Council of Members meeting. The new plan was developed in consultation with the membership and is closely aligned to the objectives of the new Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Avoidable Blindness and Visual Impairment 2014-2019 – Towards Universal Eye Health, approved at the World Health Assembly in May 2013.
This strategy is the strategy for the members of IAPB, when acting collaboratively together. It is not a strategy for individual members acting in their own capacity; and it is not a strategy only for the staff employed by IAPB. The term ‘IAPB’, as used in this strategy, refers to the totality of the alliance of members when working together, acting with the support of the staff they employ.