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10 facts about blindness and visual impairment

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A goal to reduce visual impairments by 25% by 2019

The 66th World Health Assembly approved an Action Plan which aims to achieve a global reduction of avoidable visual impairments of 25% by 2019. This is an achievable target which requires the collaboration of governments, development agencies, private sector and NGOs.

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