Tag: HReH

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 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…

Mapping Human Resources for Eye Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Progress towards VISION 2020

Development of human resources for eye health (HReH) is a major focus of the global VISION 2020 strategy to reduce the prevalence of avoidable visual impairment by 25% by the year 2020. The eye health workforce is thought to be much smaller in sub-Saharan Africa than other regions of the world but information on it…

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…

Global Human Resource Development Assessment for Comprehensive Eye Care

Human resources are the most important asset of any health system and their availability and quality are key determinants of efficiency and quality of health services provided. They are crucial to the success and sustainability of all health care provision interventions. Despite worldwide recognition of its importance, there is lack of data on the global…