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Vision Impact Institute Applauds New Global Plan for Decade of Action for Road Safety
(November 18, 2021) The recent launch of the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety marks a critical milestone in ongoing efforts to ensure safer mobility for all. Developed by the WHO and the UN regional commissions, in cooperation with a minimum of 140 partners in the UN Road Safety collaboration, the plan outlines an approach that brings to life the UN General Assembly resolution on “Improving Global Road Safety”.
New Research in Kosovo Highlights Connection Between Children's Poor Vision and Learning and Development
(October 4, 2021) A new study, a collaboration of the Vision Impact Institute, EdGuard Institute, and ESSILOR's Vision for Life™ social impact fund, offers new insight into the correlation between uncorrected poor vision and children's functional, learning, and behavioral capacities.
Vision Impact Institute Launches Advocacy Toolkit
(September 2, 2021) The Vision Impact Institute (VII) has launched a new advocacy toolkit. Hosted on its website, the toolkit serves as a platform to inspire learners, engage changemakers, and empower national leaders and policy officials to make the case for good vision in their countries and communities.
Vision Impact Institute Applauds UN Resolution on Vision
(August 2, 2021) The Vision Impact Institute applauds the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Vision for Everyone: accelerating action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals resolution. A major step forward for vision correction, this resolution commits the international community to improving vision for 1.1 billion people living with preventable vision loss by 2030.
New Research Highlights Need for Health-Systems Approach to Vision Care
(July 8, 2021) A recent study of OneSight Vision Centers in The Gambia offers new insight into the importance of implementing a strengthening program for services that address poor vision through a health system lens.
Increased Virtual Learning Impacts Children’s Vision
(March 31, 2021) – The Vision Impact Institute recently convened experts in children’s vision and health to discuss the implications of digital learning on children’s vision, a year after many schools globally switched to virtual learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.