Launch of the WHO-ITU Be He@lthy, Be Mobile toolkit for myopia (mMyopia)

Launch of the WHO-ITU Be He@lthy, Be Mobile toolkit for myopia (mMyopia)

March 15, 2022
12:00pm
- 3:00pm
UTC+1
Online

Myopia is the most common refractive error globally, affecting an estimated 2.6 billion people in 2020. Health promotion and education play a vital role in the prevention of high myopia and its associated complications, while also raising awareness of good eye health behaviours and addressing common reasons for non-compliance to spectacle wear.

In the context of the Be He@lthy Be Mobile initiative, the World Health Organization and the International Telecommunication Union have developed “A toolkit on how to implement mMyopia”. This toolkit includes evidence-based message libraries for key end-user groups, along with operational guidance and resources for adapting, implementing and monitoring the mMyopia programme. The toolkit is intended to assist policy- and decision-makers and implementers to establish a digital health programme targeting education on myopia and its prevention.

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