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The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Peek Vision Foundation launches The Peter Ackland Scholarship

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

In recognition of Peter Ackland’s contribution to global eye health, his commitment to supporting the eye health leaders of the future, and his role as Founding Trustee of the Peek Vision Foundation, The Foundation has established a scholarship in his name. The scholarship will cover the fees, flights, visa and accommodation for one student to…

L’OCCITANE Foundation’s Call for Projects 2020-2021

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The L’OCCITANE Foundation launches a call for projects to fight avoidable blindness and encourages L’OCCITANE’s offices worldwide to participate by identifying and supporting local organizations with eye care projects. THESE PROJECTS ARE CO-FINANCED BY L’OCCITANE’S LOCAL OFFICES AND BY THE FOUNDATION. THE FOUNDATION WILL DOUBLE* THE FUNDING GRANTED BY L’OCCITANE’S LOCAL OFFICES. Rules & eligibility…

Vacancy: Vision Aid Overseas (Trustees)

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Vision Aid Overseas is looking to fill three trustees role. Trustee – Universities They are seeking a Trustee who is either working in or has recently worked in or with a University Department related to Optometry or Ophthalmology, and is enthusiastic to take forward our education and training work with Universities in Africa. Closing date:…

Vacancy: Fred Hollows Foundation NZ Ophthalmologist and Senior Lecturer

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Rewarding teaching role with an international and well-recognised NGO             • Be part of a great team and help to eliminate avoidable blindness in Papua New Guinea The Fred Hollows Foundation PNG is recruiting to fill a newly established role of Fred Hollows Foundation NZ Ophthalmologist and Senior Lecturer (OST)…

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2020

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

CHOGM 2020 will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre during the week starting 22 June. Leaders from all 53 Commonwealth countries are expected to attend. The theme for the meeting is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’ Visit Rwanda’s CHOGM Website

Vacancy: Regional Medical Advisor – Asia

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The Fred Hollows Foundation is looking to fill the position of a Regional Medical Advisor Asia. A unique opportunity for a qualified Ophthalmologist Bring your expertise to help us deepen our impact and end avoidable blindness Permanent or retained Consultancy position, preferably based in either Vietnam, Nepal, Philippines, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar or India.  The…

Children with visual impairment lag behind in school and learning: A study

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Children with visual impairment are lagging behind in both school enrollment and learning outcomes, according to new research from the World Bank and the EYElliance released on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. School eye health programmes, which provide vision screening and eyeglasses to children in schools, are a simple solution. The study, Looking Ahead:…

Caroline Harper awarded the Hemingway Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Dr Caroline Harper CBE, Chief Executive of Sightsavers, has been selected by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) as the winner of the first Hemingway Award. She receives the award for her work transforming the funding landscape for trachoma, a neglected tropical disease. In…

What exactly is the World Report on Vision?!

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

 The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new report on World Sight Day this year: the World Report on Vision. The World Report on Vision provides the best available evidence on the global magnitude of eye conditions and vision impairment, takes stock of progress made and the remaining challenges facing the eye care sector,…

Vision Screenings at the UN Secretariat

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB, and IAPB members Clearly, OneSight, Sightsavers, The Fred Hollows Foundation, VisionSpring, and The Vision Council came together to organize an eye exhibition and vision screenings at the UN Secretariat Lobby under the umbrella of UN Friends of Vision yesterday (21 November). This was an opportunity to raise the profile of the important issue of…

Professor David Mabey to receive Prince Mahidol Award 2019

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

David Mabey, Professor of Communicable Diseases and Head of the Department of Clinical Research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has been selected to receive the Prince Mahidol Award 2019 in the field of Public Health. Professor David Mabey is a leading physician whose work has made a huge impact on the health…

Rehabilitation Competency Framework Consultation

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a “Call for Action” to address unmet needs for rehabilitation around the world. Recognising the critical contribution of workforce to addressing these needs, WHO are developing a Rehabilitation Competency Framework (RCF). The RCF will have several important functions in helping address the rehabilitation workforce challenges countries face…

The Community Eye Health Journal is now available via App

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Free access to articles in community eye health: ophthalmology, optometry, eye nursing and eye care delivery The Community Eye Health Journal (CEHJ) is now available as an app for smartphones and tablets. The CEHJ app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store (iOS devices) and Google Play. The app provides free online…

The Lavelle Fund for the Blind Announces an Executive Director Transition

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

New York City — The Lavelle Fund for the Blind’s Board of Directors and Board President Daniel M. Callahan announce that Andrew S. Fisher, PhD, Executive Director, will retire as of March 2020.  The Board is pleased to announce that Susan Olivo, now Executive Director of the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, will succeed…

European Society for International Ophthalmology Congress

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The European Society for International Ophthalmology Congress will take place from November 21-23rd, 2019 at Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Genève. The deadline to register closes 10 November 2019. Notable speakers: Dr. Silvio Mariotti (WHO, CH) Prof. Serge Resnikoff (ICO, ICTC, OPC, CH) Dr. Heiko Philippin (CBM, Unifr, DE) Dr. Hyacinthe Atobian (Swiss…

XOVA 2019 Winners

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

XOVA is an award programme sponsored by Novartis Pharma AG. XOVA is intended for medical specialists who have devised initiatives that are expected to have significant impact on unmet needs in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. This year 134 non-profit eye health initiatives from 35 countries were submitted to the eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision…

Applications open for XOVA eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Awards

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Realize your vision. Save theirs. Now open for applications! XOVA is intended for medical specialists who have devised initiatives that are expected to have significant impact on unmet needs in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. The objective of XOVA is to provide grants for non-profit initiatives and projects to improve the quality of eye…

Vacancy: International Ophthalmology Fellow at NHS Fife

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

NHS Fife is seeking an international ophthalmology fellow for 12 months. The purpose of the job is to develop general ophthalmic skills but in particular phacoemulsification proficiency. This post is based at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, with a commitment to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy. You will join a well established team of 9 Consultant Ophthalmologists, 4…

The Graham Quinn Memorial Fellowship: Experiences from an NICU

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The Graham Quinn Memorial Fellowship provided two Armenian neonatologists and one Armenian NICU nurse to attend a two-week neonatal fellowship in England in March 2019. All participants spent the first week, March 4-8, 2019, at the neonatal unit (NICU) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, England under the direction of NICU nurse instructor Julie Flanagan…

Inaugural World Ophthalmic Nursing Forum

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

This event is supported by ophthalmic nursing associations and networks around the world. It will offer nurses the first opportunity to meet on the global stage, and network with a wide range of colleagues across global eye care. The Forum is free to nurses who register to attend the IAPB Global Assembly scheduled for the…