Course 39

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Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan

Convenor: Ivo Kocur

Description:

The WHO Universal Eye Health: a Global Action Plan 2014-2019 endorsed by WHO Member States was designed to direct eye care planners, policy makers and international partners to progress with strengthening countries’ health systems so that comprehensive eye care services could be provided. Practical use of the Action plan and experience in implementing the WHO Eye Care Service Assessment Tool (ESCAT), and health system approach will be presented and discussed.

Objectives:

  • To provide guidance on the practical use of the WHO Universal Eye Health: a Global Action Plan 2014-2019 and the WHO Eye Care Service Assessment Tool
  • To share practical examples of building international collaboration in eye care
  • To advice on best practices in the development of eye care teams
  • To discuss experiences in developing eye care services in countries
  • To help the participants understand how can each join and contribute
SpeakerPresentation
Ivo KocurIntroduction – health system approach to the development of eye care service
Peter AcklandInternational Agency for the Prevention of Blindness – experience in supporting the development of eye care services in countries
Lynn AndersonBuilding a sound workforce for eye care - an educational model for the eye care team
Amir Bedri KelloDeveloping universal access to eye care in Africa. Case Study: Ethiopia
Juan Carlos SilvaWhy is the health system approach indispensable for the development of integrated comprehensive eye care? Case Study: Colombia
Haroon AwanLessons from the field – health system approach in improving eye care services in Pakistan
Serge ResnikoffIntegration of eye care services into health systems: Introduction to round table discussion
Panel discussion

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