Eye Health in the Commonwealth: Publication of Progress Report 2018-2020

This month marks the publication of the first two-yearly report on action of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), a meeting of the 54 countries of the international Commonwealth, in relation to eye health.

The report, covering the years 2018-2020 follows from a meeting in London in 2018 which included a committment towards achieving access to quality eye care for all, including eliminating blinding trachoma. The document presents progress towards these goals, and includes recommendations for the future. Its key recommendation is that the Commonwealth make a commitment to school eye health to unlock the potential of every child.

The report was authored by ICEH Associate Professor Dr Fatima Kyari. Fatima is an ophthalmologist and Honorary Consultant at University of Abuja Teaching Hospital.