Poor eyesight and hearing loss costs billions in the UK

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

UK’s first vision and hearing survey aims to capture vital data on UK issues A lack of accurate data is contributing to a £58billion bill for vision and hearing loss in the UK, according to a report published today that calls on the Government to support the first ever national survey of the UK population’s…

Finding Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of eye health in Nepal

IAPB-Country Chair Nepal and Executive Director
Organisation: Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh

In 2017, the Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS) carried out a “knowledge, attitude and practice” national survey to understand the evolving demand for, and knowledge/attitudes for eye care in Nepal. A key aim for the survey was to assess, communicate and address eye health seeking behavior at the community level. Though Nepal is small in…

Accelerating eye health within the larger movement towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Head of Policy and Advocacy
Organisation: IAPB
"Accelerate". This was the word on everyone’s lips at the 2019 High-level Political Forum (HLPF), which took place from 9-18 July at UN Headquarters in New York. Four years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, the consensus is that we are simply not moving fast enough. António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, called on world leaders…

IAPB Africa: Making progress in the first half of 2019

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

The first six-months of 2019 has brought with it various positive developments in the region The first being the publications of the Core Competencies that we have really worked hard for. WHO Afro released the Core competencies for the Eye Health Workforce in the WHO African region in February.  IAPB worked with WHO Afro since…

IAPB SEA Regional Planning Consultative Meeting: How far we’ve come and planning ahead

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB organized a South East Asia Regional consultative meeting on eye health on 29 and 30 June 2019.  The main objectives of the meeting were: To produce a white paper in line with the goals and objectives of VISION 2020 and WHO GAP 2014-2019, on existing eye health status of each country in the region…

The Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology celebrates two milestones

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO), recently celebrated its 25th anniversary on 22nd June 2019.  It also marked another milestone that day – the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised TIO as a WHO Collaboration Centre of Ophthalmology. TIO is the first Institute in Nepal to receive this recognition in the field of ophthalmology.  A…

Interactive workshop: “Leaving no-one behind: strengthening inclusion and equity in eye health”

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

CBM and Sightsavers warmly welcome everyone to a free interactive workshop on “Leaving no-one behind: strengthening inclusion and equity in eye health” on 3-4 October, prior to IAPB Council of Members Meeting, in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. We will share evidence based background information and experience of making eye health services more inclusive and accessible for people…

Vacancy: Programme Director

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 New Zealand is looking for a Programme Director. Senior Leadership role based in Auckland and working across the Pacific Drive the strategy to eliminate avoidable blindness in the Pacific Central city location, great culture, health insurance and free gym. This is one of those rare opportunities for an exceptional leader looking to…

VISION 2020 India conference: fostering learning and networking in an enabling environment

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 15th annual conference of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – INDIA ‘Achieving Universal Eye Health for Everyone and Everywhere’ was convened on 8 & 9 June 2019 at Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. More than 600 delegates from 18 states and 2 union territories across 115 organisations from India attended the…

Providing eye care in Western China

Project Manager
Organisation: He Vision Group

The distribution of eye care resources in China is uneven, with a considerable gap between Eastern (along the coast) and Western China (the inland areas). He Vision Group, one of the largest eye care systems in China, established Chengdu He Eye Specialists Hospital (HESH) in Sichuan province. This is next to Tibet, to continuously provide…

Taking stock of Gender Equality: My experience at Women Deliver 2019

Childhood Blindness and Low vision Coordinator
Organisation: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO)

I recently attended the Women Deliver 2019 conference (June 3-6) in Vancouver, Canada. It is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. It was my first time attending and I was eager to learn from pioneers and advocates of gender equality. Power, progress and change…

Eversight names Cleveland vision scientist Director of Research

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

CLEVELAND, July 10, 2019 — Eversight announces the appointment of Onkar B. Sawant, Ph.D., as Director of Research to oversee the organisation’s extensive research initiatives that aim to advance the field of vision science and eye banking practices to improve outcomes for patients. Sawant will be responsible for all research and development activities, in addition…

Vacancy: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator

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

Light for the World is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator. Role profile: You will be primarily responsible for driving and further developing the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) strategy of Light for the World. A special emphasis shall be laid on the management and analysis of quantitative data collected as part of…

Vacancy: Teaching Optometrist

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 NZ (FHFNZ) are looking for a teaching optometrist for their year-long Postgraduate Diploma in Eye Care for ophthalmic clinicians at Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea. They are now looking for a passionate, adept and adventurous optometrist to join their Education team to teach their well-established Postgraduate Diploma in…

Noor Dubai Foundation signs MOU to launch comprehensive eye care programme in Nigeria

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

Noor Dubai Foundation, a UAE-based non-governmental charity organisation and part of the Mohamed bin Rashid Global Initiatives, has signed an agreement with the Katsina State Government of Nigeria for a comprehensive eye care programme to provide sustainable preventive and curative eye care services for the Nigerian state of Katsina. This 4-year (2019 to 2022) sustainable…

Launch of #VisionFirst photo competition

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, with support from Bayer, is back with its fifth online photo competition on the theme “Vision First!” ending on World Sight Day (10 October 2019). Prizes include a DSLR camera and a cash prize! Find out more at http://photocomp.iapb.org (Do use the hashtag #VisionFirst!) After the immense success of our four successive photo competitions…

OneSight and The Gambia Sign MoU guaranteeing vision care access to all Gambians

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

Press Release Cincinnati, OH – June 28, 2019 – OneSight, the leading vision care nonprofit organization, and The Gambia government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  transitioning oversight of the country’s sustainable vision care infrastructure and marking a major milestone in resolving the global vision care access gap. K-T Overbey, President and Executive Director of…

David Bosch Named Eversight President/CEO

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

Press Release: ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2019 — The Eversight Board of Directors announced the appointment of David Bosch as president/CEO of the nonprofit organization, which operates in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea to restore sight and prevent blindness through donation, transplantation and research. Bosch has held senior management positions…

Vision 2020 Australia and the Australian Blindness Forum come together

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

Press Release: Vision 2020 Australia is now the single peak body for service providers working in the blindness and low vision sector, following integration with the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF). This change will provide a strong, single voice for the sector, continuing the work already underway with our member organisations to strengthen opportunities for full…

Editorial Junio 2019: Presencia de IAPB – XXXIV Congreso PAAO celebrado en Cancún – 25 al 29 de Mayo 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

Apreciados Colegas: La participación en actividades para promoción de la Salud Visual en este Congreso fue inédita gracias al apoyo recibido por los Directivos PAAO y  a la intercesión del Profesor Fernando Barría como coordinador del Comité de Prevención de Ceguera PAAO, sin por ello olvidar la empatía y facilidades que también nos ofreció el…