The WHO ECCF is a tool to enable quality care and integrated service delivery that meet the needs of the population. 

The WHO Vision and Eye Care Programme developed the ECCF as a critical tool through which the workforce can be planned and developed with aligned competencies. This tool can assist WHO Member States and stakeholders in planning and maintaining an effective eye care workforce in terms of composition, deployment and ongoing availability to meet population needs. Additionally, the ECCF can
be used for educational and training purposes in eye care, regulation, and performance monitoring. The broader goal of the ECCF is to improve health and social and economic development outcomes by ensuring universal availability, accessibility, acceptability, coverage and quality of the eye care

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