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Established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in 2000, World Sight Day is a global event created to draw attention to vision impairment and blindness. This year’s focus is Vision 2020: The Right to Sight. According to IAPB approximately 1.3 billion people globally live with some vision...

Author: David Lewis OAM, CBM Focal Point for 'Inclusion in Eye Health' and 'Environmental Sustainability' The ‘Vision 2020: The Right to Sight’ global initiative was launched in 1999 to promote and develop global momentum to reduce avoidable blindness. The governments of 195 countries have signed the Vision 2020 declaration showing their support for its objectives. CBM’s Inclusive...

At CBM, Inclusive Eye Health means ensuring eye health programmes are accessible and open to all members of the community, including people with disability and others who are marginalised and socially excluded. It also includes proactively ensuring that people with long term vision impairment access their right to wider opportunities to health, education and livelihoods...