An Initiative to Strengthen Advocacy Efforts Worldwide

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Vision 2020

VISION 2020 is the global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness, a joint program of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) with an international membership of NGOs, professional associations, eye care institutions and corporations.

VISION 2020 is intended to strengthen national health-care systems and facilitate national capacity-building.


  • Increase awareness of the causes of avoidable blindness and solutions to the problem
  • Advocate for improve access to resources to implement the WHO Global Action Plan 2014-2019
  • Facilitate the planning, development and implementation of national VISION 2020 / Eye Health Programs in all countries

For more information on VISION 2020 or the Global Action Plan (2014-2019) visit the IAPB website.



“A World in which no one is needlessly blind and where those with unavoidable vision loss can achieve their full potential.”