The ZOS strategic plan has been developed within the context of the overall public health sector agenda and in line with the National Eye Health Strategic Plan (NEHSP) and the ZOS Constitution.
Vision: To enhance active participation in all ways possible and within ZOS jurisdiction to contribute positively in enhancing the quality of life through excellent and thorough eye care in Zambia.
Mission: To create a conducive environment in which Ophthalmic Personnel are expected to exploit their potential fully in providing health care.
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e. Community service g. Regional integration
PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION
1.1 The Society believes that Ophthalmology is a noble profession and shall actively participate in all ways possible and within its jurisdiction to contribute positively in enhancing the quality of life through excellent and thorough eye care in Zambia.
1.2 The Society will endeavour to create a professional environment in which Ophthalmologists are expected to exploit their potential fully in providing health care.
2.0 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aims and objectives of the Society shall be:
2.1. To provide and support Ophthalmologists, and all those interested in ophthalmology to meet and exchange ideas
2.2 To promote and support research in ophthalmology and its related disciplines.
2.3. To advance the specialty of ophthalmology and its subspecialties.
2.4. To publish newsletters, bulletins, proceedings or scientific conference and ophthalmic journals.
2.5. To promote co-operation with other ophthalmologic Societies in Sub-Saharan Africa and the rest of the world.
2.6 To advance the study and practice of Ophthalmology.
2.7 To promote Ophthalmology education and application of its knowledge for the good and health of mankind.
2.8 To maintain honour and uphold ethics, safeguard, and promote the interests of the members in the practice of Ophthalmology.
2.9 To represent, protect, and assist Ophthalmologists in general and members in particular as regards conditions of practice.
2.10 To create and maintain a standard of professional conduct, code of ethics and observe their application by all members for the dignity of the profession.
2.11 To identify and point out to the respective authorities, organizations, individuals, if and when, in any way the dignity and professional image of Ophthalmology is being compromised.
2.12 To assist members, whenever possible and when deemed necessary, who by reason of adversity are in need of help.
2.13 To arrange and hold periodic meetings of the Society for professional, educational and social purposes.
2.14 To disseminate such information as may be thought necessary by means of journals, bulletins or any other method for the fulfillment of these objectives.
2.15 To accept, or refuse any gift endowment or bequest made to or acquired by the Society, for the purposes of any specific objective connected with Ophthalmology practice and to execute any charitable or other trusts which may be considered expedient or desirable in the interests of the Society.
2.16 To maintain an up-to-date list of bona fide members.
2.17 To facilitate information exchange between members, health-care professionals, patients and or allied industry.
2.18 To collaborate or foster understanding with Ophthalmology training institutions in order to improve the quality of education.
2.19 To collaborate with similar societies, organizations or allied professionals and establishments in Africa, neighbouring countries, commonwealth and other countries in the world for the attainment of these objectives.
2.20 To do all such other things as are incidental or conclusive to the attainments of any or all the foregoing objects.
2.21 To lobby and advocate for the recognition of Ophthalmic Human resource structure as with a well structured professional ladder. This includes all eye workers in the country.