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Global Eye Health and Primary Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities in Integration
November 2 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 am
Join us on November 2, 2021 at 6:30am PDT/8:30pm ICT!
SightLife is convening experts from around the world for an engaging and productive conversation on the intersection of global eye health and primary health care. During the webinar, we will:
- Discuss why investment in primary health care is key to strengthening health outcomes, local economies, and our collective efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Explore the opportunities and challenges in strengthening primary health care programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) through lessons learned from policies and programs that helped to reduce maternal/child mortality (pre-Covid).
- Share lessons learned from work to integrate eye/corneal care into primary health care programs in LMICs – and assess the pathway forward for collectively supporting/up-lifting them at scale.
This conversation is especially critical given the recent World Health Assembly’s adoption in May 2021 of two new ambitious eye health targets by 2030, underscoring the world’s unmet needs in eye health as a primary health care priority.