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"VISION 2020: the Right to Sight" was a global campaign aimed at eliminating avoidable blindness by the year 2020, was the product of a series of consultations between the WHO and NGOs working toward blindness prevention. The VISION 2020 Global Initiative has subsequently been complemented and the World Health Organization (WHO) has now launched a World report on VISION.
At present at least 2.2 billion people around the world have a vision impairment, of whom at least 1 billion have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or is yet to be addressed. The world faces considerable challenges in terms of eye care, including inequalities in the coverage and quality of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation services; a shortage of trained eye care service providers; and poor integration of eye care services into health systems, among others. The World report on vision https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789241516570 aims to address these challenges and galvanize action.
The report encourages all countries to provide integrated people-centred eye care services which will ensure that people receive a continuum of eye care based on their individual needs throughout their lives.
The World report on vision is directed at ministries of health, development agencies, civil society organizations and researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from the field of eye care. It is hoped that by shaping the global agenda on vision, the report will assist Member States and their partners in their efforts to reduce the burden of eye conditions and vision loss and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG target 3.8 on universal health coverage.
"Youth Ministry" is a new small programme in BICO. It supports youth who are born again Christians and are involved in Ministry at their local church with travel and upkeep who would like to attend very important youth conference, seminar or retreat.
It is funded by the BICO's Director. All interested are asked to submit an application to the coordinator of the programme specifying the seminar/conference and why it's important to attend the conference. Female youth are given preference.
Blantyre Institute for Community Ophthalmology (BICO) is a locally registered Eye Health charitable Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that works in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Education and other International NGOs and many academic institutions, including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
When you are applying for a role with us, please ensure that you provide us with details of your work experience and some detail around your responsibilities within each role.
All application should be sent to the following address:
The Human Resource Officer
Blantyre Institute of Community Ophthalmology
Lions Sight First Eye Hospital
PO Box E180
Post dot Net