IAPB believes that advancing on eye health within Universal Health Coverage and strengthened health systems is essential to promote scale-up and better reach those most in need. This means ensuring that eye health is incorporated in schemes to progress on UHC including pre-pooled social health insurance schemes.
IAPB’s advocacy recognises eye health as both a health and development issue.
We actively promote the inclusion of eye health within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and support the development of partnerships with sectors beyond health, such as education, gender and economic development.
Vision makes an important contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and cuts across many of the Sustainable Development Goals; from poverty reduction to economic growth and employment, to education, gender and reducing inequalities.
It is therefore critical that countries adopt a whole-of-government approach to vision and include eye health in their implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at the national level.
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