VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight
1999-02-16 Geneva Switzerland
16 Feb 1999, Geneva (Switzerland), on launching of the initiative by Director-General of B-XB3548 - WHO with D-XC1224 - International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and with a coalition of other intergovernmental, nongovernmental and private organizations. Full title: VISION 2020 - The Right to Sight - Global Initiative for the Elimination of Avoidable Blindness.
Eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness by 2020, by facilitating the planning, development and implementation of sustainable national eye care programmes based on the 3 core strategies of disease control, human resource development and infrastructure and technology, incorporating the principles of primary health care.
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