|8 October 2019WHO Press conference (under embargo)Launch of the first World Report on Vision, developed by the World Health
The report presents the global scale of eye conditions and vision impairment,
the obstacles and opportunities for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation,
and the forces driving the increase in the projected number of people with eye
conditions that will lead to an increased number of people with vision
impairment and blindness if action is not urgently taken.
A copy of the report – under embargo until 3 p.m. Geneva time on 8 October –
can be obtained by contacting Paul Garwood (WHO Department of communication)
The official launch of the report will take place in Geneva on 9 October 2019,
the day before World Sight Day on 10 October.
Dr Alarcos Cieza, Coordinator, Prevention of blindness and deafness, WHO
Dr Stuart Keel, Technical Officer, Prevention of blindness and deafness,