An important indicator for eye health and for monitoring progress towards Universal Health Coverage.
This paper provides analysis of important indicators and indicator processes of relevance to eye health, identifying challenges and opportunities and how we can leverage these for the benefit of people who are at risk of sight loss or persons with visual impairment. These include: The SDGs, the 100 Core Health Indicators and indicators for measurement of universal health coverage.
Relevance of SDG goals and targets to Eye Health and the elimination of avoidable blindness and visual impairment.
One of the main outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, was the agreement by Member States to launch a process to develop a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs). Rio+20 did not elaborate specific goals but stated that the SDGs should be limited…