Our Mission

IAPB GLOBAL MISSION: 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 based on the three core strategies of disease control, human resource development and infrastructure development, incorporating the principles of primary health care.
IAPB promotes the global initiative VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, which aims to eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness by the year 2020.
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Translating IAPB's Global Mission for Africa

To be a coordinating, facilitating and collaborating structure for all IAPB partners and VISION 2020 key stakeholders in Africa, including:












An advocate for:






A provider and a facilitator for the development appropriate user-friendly tools, for use by all IAPB partners and VISION 2020 stakeholders: