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Valuable Resources for Advocacy

Posted on December 20, 2016
Topic: Journal/Publication

These resources provide beneficial information about the public health significance of visual impairment.

  • Eyeglasses for Global Development––Bridging the Visual Divide
    The ICO is proud to be a founding member of EYElliance. This new multi-stakeholder coalition addresses the urgent need for national governments, the private sector, and development partners to substantially increase investment in providing eyeglasses to improve educational outcomes, increase productivity, and stimulate the global economy.

    The EYElliance secretariat and its members work across sectors to address the systemic barriers to increase access to, and adoption of, eyeglasses. Find the report at: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_2016_EYElliance.pdf.

  • The Lancet: Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors
    The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 provides an up-to-date synthesis of the evidence for risk factor exposure and the attributable burden of disease. By providing national and subnational assessments spanning the past 25 years, this study can inform debates on the importance of addressing risks in context.

    The publication is a remarkable achievement representing the combined work of thousands of researchers. The related papers (Vol. 388, No. 10053, published October 8, 2016) are open-access and can be downloaded here: http://thelancet.com/gbd.

    Discussion about this study and its public health significance can be found on the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation website: http://www.healthdata.org/research-article/gbd-2015-risk-factors.

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