The PAHO Eye Care regional program has being generating population based epidemiologic data, and evidence on health systems and services inequities. PAHO support governments in the elaboration of norms, policies and guidelines in eye care and plans for the strengthening of the eye care systems. Since evidence demonstrated that blindness and severe visual impairment is clustered among the poor and rural people, PAHO provides technical cooperation and support on planning, strengthening, follow up and evaluation of the public eye care services to reduce inequities in services provision. The program also spearheads the topic of deafness prevention.
Regional Strategy and Plan of Action
World Hearing Day 2018: Hear the FutureWith the theme "Hear the future", World Hearing Day 2018 will draw attention to the anticipated increase in the number of people with hearing loss around the world in the coming decades. It will focus on preventive strategies to stem the rise and outline steps to ensure access to the necessary rehabilitation services and communication tools and products for people with hearing loss.
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