Sightsavers Reports

Action needed to improve equity and diversity in global eye health leadership

Women in low and middle income countries (LMICs) tend to have poorer access to eye care due to socially constructed gender norms that limit their mobility and financial decision-making power. In high-income countries (HIC), services are less accessible to ethnic-minority groups and Indigenous peoples, and subsequently these groups are disproportionately afflicted by vision impairment and blindness.

Global eye health organisations that place women, and people from ethnic minority and LMIC backgrounds in leadership positions are likely better placed to respond to the unequal distribution of eye health and care between and within countries.

A close up of a girl shown having her eyes checked.
Type
Journal article
Theme
Eye health
Date published
20/03/2020
Journal
Eye - part of the Springer Nature SharedIt initiative
Language
English
Relevant links
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