SDG and human rights

WHO validates the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Mali

Progress towards eliminating trachoma as a public health problem in Mali has accelerated in recent years due to the increase in actions developed towards this objective and has culminated in this fantastic news from the World Health Organization. Mali’s National Eye Health Programme has included a plan against trachoma since 1998 that applies the SAFE […]

An unprecedented resolution of the United Nations General Assembly

The United Nations General Assembly adopted on July 23, 2021 Resolution A/75/L.108 by which the international community commits to provide eye care to the 1.1 billion people living with avoidable vision loss for the year 2030. Approved with the unanimity of the 193 member countries, it is the first agreement designed to address avoidable vision […]

Climate change and eye health

“All over the world we are seeing the devastating effects of climate change on our environment and our health. Eye health is being affected by increasing trachoma infections, vitamin A deficiencies, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, allergic diseases and dry eyes.” Peter Holland, CEO IAPB Environmental degradation, air pollution and climate change are having devastating […]

For a global and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccine

“Nobody will be safe until everyone is safe ” is the most repeated phrase among health officials worldwide since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and is currently being rewritten by epidemiologists as “there will be no security for everyone as long as vaccination is not a fact in all countries”.  The health crisis can only […]

Eyes of the world aligns with SDGs 2030

In 2015, the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, a set of goals, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prosperity of people around the world. The SDGs are 17 goals, with specific targets for […]