The 66th World Health Assembly unanimously approves ‘Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan 2014-2019‘. The plan, building upon and replacing previous VISION 2020 and 2009 – 2013 Action Plans, commits governments to a 25% reduction in the prevalence of avoidable visual impairment by the year 2019 from the baseline of 2010.
The 9th General Assembly in Hyderabad attracts around 1600 registered delegates from 86 countries, doubling the numbers of previous assemblies. Prof. Srinath Reddy, President of the Public Health Foundation of India, gave the Sir John Wilson Lecture: discussing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and their impact on global health, Prof. Reddy highlighted the need for eye health to play a bigger role in the global NCDs framework.
Mr. Bob McMullan, former Minister of the Australian Government, is elected as the new IAPB President.
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