IMPACT was launched in October 1983 as an International Initiative Against Avoidable Disablement, promoted by the UNDP, UNICEF and WHO in association with the Governments of each participating country, as a result of a National Plan of Action. It acts as a catalyst to bring together the Government, the corporate sector and existing NGOs in mass health programmes of national priority.
Action Today To Prevent Disability Tomorrow
To initiate, augment and intensify action against those causes of massively prevalent disablement against which there exists a potential for prevention and control, which can be delivered through existing delivery systems and available infrastructure.
To treat millions of people who are disabled by curable blindness, deafness and physical handicaps and deformities, by restoring sight, hearing, mobility and correction of facial deformities.