Most populous continent with rapidly ageing population
Increasing rates of blindness and VI due to ageing
Diverse regions with wide disparities between economic development, population demographics, social and cultural advancement
Significant imbalance of high-quality eye care delivery, expertise and resources
We exist in the region and understand the region
We have the commitment of strong leadership
We have deep expertise, experience and resources to develop skills required for global ophthalmologist of the future
We can leverage our robust social capital
To make high quality, holistic eyecare more equitable and accessible through innovation and the cultivation of a vibrant ecosystem of leadership and capacity building.
Burton MJ, Ramke J, Marques AP, et al. The Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health: vision beyond 2020. Lancet Glob Health. Apr 2021;9(4):e489-e551. doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30488-5
Yusufu M, Bukhari J, Yu X, Lin TPH, Lam DSC, Wang N. Challenges in Eye Care in the Asia-Pacific Region. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). Sep 08 2021;10(5):423-429. doi:10.1097
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