WHO Consultation: Draft World Report on Vision (Deadline: 23 March 2018)

“WHO is conducting consultation on the draft World report on vision. The purpose of the consultation is to seek constructive feedback to improve the quality of the report. Comments received during consultation will be taken into consideration in finalizing the report.

It is important for WHO to get feedback at this stage before detailed information is added and the report is finalized. This is why the draft report is shorter than the final version will be.

Feedback is welcomed from:

  • Member States (governments)
  • Non-state actors
    • Nongovernmental Organizations
    • Private Sector Entities
    • Philanthropic Foundations
    • Academic Institutions

If you are an individual who is interested in the report and would like to provide feedback, we suggest you seek to do so on behalf of the organization to which you are affiliated.

Please note that in line with the WHO Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors, all feedback received during the online consultation will be published online. By submitting feedback, contributors give consent to WHO’s publishing. WHO reserves the right not to publish feedback that is deemed inappropriate due to offensive language, advertising or personal promotion. WHO is not responsible for the different views expressed.

How to provide feedback

Please download and complete the feedback template and email it to Megan McCoy: mccoym@who.int.

You can also download the draft report and provide feedback in tracked changes.

Contact

If you have any queries please contact Megan McCoy: mccoym@who.int.

Background

At the request of Member States issued during a side event to the 70th World Health Assembly, and with the support of experts from around the world, WHO is developing the World report on vision to provide evidence on the prevalence and magnitude of eye diseases/conditions and vision loss globally, as well as their prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.

The report will offer recommendations, including a number focused on ensuring universal access to quality comprehensive and integrated eye care services in countries. By helping to shape the global agenda on vision, it is hoped that the World report on vision will assist Member States in their efforts to improve the provision of timely and quality comprehensive eye care services, reduce the burden of vision loss and improve the lives of people with vision impairment. Such measures will help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG target 3.8 on Universal Health Coverage.

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Source: WHO website

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