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Become a Valued Supplier

Thank you for your interest in becoming an IAPB Valued Supplier.

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is the overarching alliance for the global eye care sector. We have members in over 100 countries, drawn from NGOs, eye hospitals, research and eye care institutions, professional bodies and corporate organisations.

With new data analysis showing that over 1 billion people have vision loss, primarily because they do not have access to eye care services, now is a critical moment for us to act together. To achieve universal eye health globally, ophthalmic equipment, consumables, instruments and pharmaceuticals should be affordable and accessible, this is where the IAPB Valued Suppliers list assists the global eye health sector.

Select the following bars to learn more about the benefits of becoming an IAPB Valued Supplier.

  • Reach a worldwide audience across the eye health sector of over 400,000 health professionals through 150 members and their partners
  • Expose your brand to the entire IAPB membership and their respective partners including major specialists and eye health NGOs together with leading global associations and professional bodies
  • Position your products and brands in front of decision makers and opinion formers within eye health with a global annual spend of over US$200m
  • Position your organisation as a Valued Supplier to the eye health sector and use the Valued Supplier branding on your products and marketing
  • Brand association with the global peak body of and for the eye health sector with a track record of success
  • Leverage the credibility afforded by IAPB’s unique, multi-sectoral networks with the World Health Organisation (WHO), dozens of major NGOs and global professional associations
  • Gain exposure in emerging markets through inclusion within the highly respected sector procurement resource the IAPB Valued Supplier Scheme that is promoted at a range of high-profile events around the world
  • Access discounts and exclusive opportunities at IAPB Global Events, and World Sight Day communications support and promotional materials
  • With the Valued Supplier Scheme Manager, utilize our social media outlets to promote your company, products, events and projects

Evaluation criteria

In addition to our selection criteria below, we also expect all of our Valued Suppliers to act in a responsible business way and adhere to our IAPB Code of Conduct.

In order to have a successful Valued Supplier relationship the supplier must offer consistently good value to members. To make the managing of the Valued Suppliers sustainable we charge a fee that covers the cost of managing and marketing the services, bringing new services and offers to the market, plus make a contribution to help cover IAPB’s core costs.

  • Supplier has a bespoke member or sector offering that is competitively priced
  • Supplier understands values of the sector
  • Take references (ideally from member organisations)
  • Review evidence of funding and financial probity
  • Supplier agrees to adhere to IAPB Standard List Code of Conduct
  • Supplier has a complaints procedure/register
  • Quality of the goods and services to be supplied
  • Reliability of the supplier and their supply chain
  • Safety aspects of the goods and services
  • Maintenance and after sales support; overall service level is offered
  • Exceptional Customer Service


The annual fee for joining the IAPB Valued Supplier Scheme is GBP £1,800 (+tax where applicable).