News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 20 No. 64 2007. December 06, 2007

Useful resources for advocacy


An introduction to advocacy: training guide by Ritu R Sharma. This training guide introduces the concept of advocacy and provides a framework for developing an advocacy campaign. The guide is designed for a workshop setting, but can also be used as a self-teaching device. Available for free download.

Environmental toolkit for advocacy by the Environmental Law Institute. Although this detailed 111-page book is focused on environmental advocacy, many of the same principles can be applied to advocacy for eye health. Available for free download and copying in low- and middle-income countries.

PROFILES nutrition advocacy. For more information, write to Academy for Educational Development, Global Health, Population, and Nutrition Group, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20009, USA. Visit or email [email protected]

The advocacy institute of the institute for Sustainable Communities. Visit

BOND (British Overseas NGOs for Development) advocacy news: available here

National and international

Blindness, poverty and development by IAPB. Download from (under ‘Publications’) or write to LV Prasad Eye Institute, LV Prasad Marg Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500 034, India.

Poverty Strategy Reduction Papers (PRSPs).

Country Cooperation Strategies (CCSs).

Millennium Development Goals.


WHO information Sheet on Gender and Blindness, 2002.

Previous Community Eye Health Journal articles

Increasing uptake of eye services by women. Vol 19, Issue 60, 59–60.

Gender and blindness: eye disease and the use of eye care service. Volume 16, Issue 45, 11–12.

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