Comm Eye Health Vol. 22 No. 69 2009. Published online 01 March, 2009

8th General assembly of IAPB

Patients waiting at an eye camp: 64% of people who are blind in the world today are women. SUDAN. © Mamoun Mirghani
Patients waiting at an eye camp: 64% of people who are blind in the world today are women. SUDAN. © Mamoun Mirghani

The theme of the 8th General Assembly of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) was ‘Excellence and equity in eye care’ – superlative sound bites perhaps, but when those words are considered in the context of VISION 2020, they take on a meaning that should define all our efforts to combat avoidable blindness.

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