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October 7, 2011 - Press Release
World’s First Online Procurement Platform For Eye Care NGOs To Launch on World Sight Day

Under the auspices of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), six major eye health NGOs have formed an alliance to improve quality control and maximise value for money in procurement, with the creation of an interactive, online version of the IAPB Standard List.

The IAPB Standard List provides information for eye health providers on a carefully evaluated range of eye care technologies, supplies and training resources suitable for use in settings with limited resources.

The new IAPB Standard List addresses problems for eye care services in developing countries, which have struggled to identify and source reliable supplies. Top quality products are often beyond the reach of low income providers, while price driven purchasing decisions entail risks of substandard materials, lack of after sales support, and even equipment failure.

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