News and notices. October 10, 2013

World Sight Day 2013: New IAPB report on the uptake of universal eye health

World Sight Day 2013

Today, World Sight Day 2013, sees the launch of a new report, ‘Towards Universal Eye Health’ – in all seven IAPB regions. The report, with case studies from several countries across the world, looks at the uptake of universal eye health and comes up with suggestions for integrating eye care at every level of health care.

Download the report or find out more about World Sight Day 2013

Did you know?

  • 4 out of 5 blind people are needlessly impaired; let’s work together for the elimination of avoidable blindness.
  • About 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. Preventable causes are as high as 80% of the total global visual impairment burden.
  • 90% of the world’s visually impaired people live in developing countries.