IAPB – International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Since 1975, the IAPB has championed eye health advocacy with many partner organisations

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The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) was established in 1975 as a co-ordinating, umbrella organisation to lead international efforts in blindness prevention activities. Its first major achievement was to promote the establishment of a WHO programme for prevention of blindness, with which it has remained strongly linked, and which is now embodied in the global initiative, VISION 2020: The Right to Sight.

IAPB’s mission is to eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness and visual impairment by bringing together governments and non-governmental agencies to facilitate the planning, development and implementation of sustainable national eye care programmes.

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