Myanmar launches national Eye Health Plan

On March 23rd, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, the Ministry of Health and Sports officially launched the National Eye Health Plan - the first national strategic document for eye health in Myanmar. 

On March 23rd, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, the Ministry of Health and Sports officially launched the National Eye Health Plan - the first national strategic document for eye health in Myanmar.

The National Eye Health Plan 2017 – 2021 (NEHP) is an important strategic document that will guide the Ministry of Health and Sports and other stakeholders in their efforts to reduce avoidable blindness in Myanmar. The NEHP has been developed in line with the most important global strategy in the elimination of avoidable blindness, the World Health Organization’s plan, Towards Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan 2014-2019. Furthermore, the NEHP will be integrated into the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports’ National Health Plan.

The NEHP was developed with a range of key stakeholders involved in efforts to eliminate avoidable blindness in Myanmar including The Fred Hollows Foundation, Helen Keller International, Sight For All, Himalayan Cataract Project, Christian Blindness Mission, Seva Foundation and Help Me See, and technically supported by the Ministry of Health and Sports, the World Health Organization and The Fred Hollows Foundation. 

To reduce avoidable visual impairment as a public health problem in Myanmar and to secure access to rehabilitation for the visually impaired. – THE GOAL OF MYANMAR’S NATIONAL EYE HEALTH PLAN

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