Celebrating China National Sight Day: A round-up

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

“We have fifteen doctor, twenty three eye nurses and two technicians. But we only have one professor, so we’re just a small provincial hospital,” laments Dr Wang as he tours me around the Dali Hospital in Western Yunnan. “That’s why we’re so happy you came to visit us, so that people will know that anyway…

IAPB Western Pacific: Stronger Together

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

“We have fifteen doctor, twenty three eye nurses and two technicians. But we only have one professor, so we’re just a small provincial hospital,” laments Dr Wang as he shows me around the Dali Hospital in Western Yunnan. “That’s why we’re so happy you came to visit us, so that people will know that anyway…

Combat Blindness International: 35 years of Vision

Chairman
Organisation: Combat Blindness International

This year Combat Blindness International (CBI) will celebrate 35 years of service in alleviating avoidable blindness around the world. I am eternally grateful for support from friends, partners and well-wishers of CBI.  This 35-year journey has been the most meaningful part of my career as an ophthalmologist.  It feeds my life and my soul. In…

Masters in Hospital Administration at Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre

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 Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre is offering admission in their newly-started Masters in Hospital Administration course.  Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre is a tertiary care eye hospital operating in eastern India. They are a recognized teaching and training institute by the Govt. of West Bengal. This is a one of a kind…

Combat Blindness International and partners eradicate Cataract Backlog in Botswana

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: Madison, WI, USA: Combat Blindness International (CBI), in partnership with Cambridge Global Health Partners (London, UK), Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (Delhi, India), PEEK (London, UK) and the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness, has helped eliminate the backlog of cataract blindness in Botswana. Cataract is a clouding of the lens of the…

Master of Optometry at Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre

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 Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre is offering admission in their newly-started Master of Optometry course.  Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre is a tertiary care eye hospital operating in eastern India. They are a recognized teaching and training institute by the Govt. of West Bengal. This is a one of a kind course…

IAPB Membership Values

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

The IAPB alliance is committed to delivering eye health for all, everywhere. What values, ethics or precepts will guide us towards this lofty goal? What are the values to which eye care organisations joining our alliance should aspire to? In September 2018, the IAPB Executive Committee actioned a Sub-Committee to put together IAPB’s Membership Values.…

Fred Hollows Foundation welcomes successful first year of innovative project

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

An innovative cataract project funded through a development impact bond has celebrated a monumental first year, screening more than 50,000 patients and completing more than 2,300 cataract surgeries in Cameroon. The Cameroon Cataract Bond was launched last year as a new way of funding health care by bringing together public and private investors, health donors,…

Go Sunny For Sight“目”浴阳光 : Big Eye at Coogee Beach

SEDPTC Myopia Management Mascot
Organisation: Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center

Big Eye is at Coogee Beach! Why the importance in the Western Pacific? 为什么这个倡议在西太平洋地区有重要意义呢? IAPB Regional Chair, Amanda Davis: “Myopia is the biggest eye health threat in our region with major costs to countries like Japan, Singapore, Korea and China.  SEDPTC leads the way in awareness amongst children and Big Eye brings the message to children…

30% reduction of blindness in Bhutan and more trends from published RAAB

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

I am happy to report that Bhutan now has fresh blindness and visual impairment data. These were the results from a RAAB carried out after 9 years. PLOS One has published the results. In a moment that is worth celebrating, they show that Bhutan has achieved 30% reduction in blindness compared to the of result…

The 72nd World Health Assembly – A decisive moment for the WHO, UHC and Eye Health

Head of Policy and Advocacy
Organisation: IAPB

The World Health Assembly (WHA) is an annual gathering of all the world’s health ministers and a key opportunity for advocates to be seen and heard on their respective health issues. This year, the theme of the WHA was “Health for All” and as such there was a strong focus on closing the gap and…

Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation & Optometry Giving Sight Australia: striving towards one common goal, vision for everyone, everywhere

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

Media Release – Sydney, Australia, June 3 2019 Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight Australia will become one entity from 1 July 2019. The decision was fully supported by both Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight Australia’s Boards. The work of the new entity will continue to have a global presence throughout Africa,…

Yuddha Sapkota, certified RAAB 7 Survey trainer

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

I have been a certified RAAB trainer since 2014. As a trainer, I have trained and supervised survey teams and monitored RAAB surveys in Maldives, Timor-Leste, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan. The RAAB survey methodology gets updated regularly. In 2014 the RAAB 5 version was current, which soon became RAAB 6. Every version requires some…