Série de webinaires sur le COVID-19 et la santé oculaire pour la région francophone

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

La nouvelle pandémie de coronavirus (COVID-19) de 2019 a modifié rapidement le fonctionnement des communautés de santé et de développement. Le secteur des soins oculaires, comme tous les autres secteurs de la santé, a dû adapter et réduire ses services pour lutter contre la propagation de Covid-19 et garantir la sécurité des patients et des…

Eye Care Foundation Webinar on COVID-19

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

On June 18, the Eye Care Foundation (ECF) held an online donor meeting for the first time in its history. The goal was to inform its donors about various ways the project countries deal with COVID-19 and what this means for the ECF eye care activities in the short and longer-term. Yvonne Reifler (Head of…

VISION 2020 National Bodies: USA

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

Mitchell Brinks, Chair of VISION 2020 USA, writes about the plans and impact of the organisation in North America. This interview is part of the Vision Excellence Awards – do send in your nominations.  What was VISION 2020 USA’s impact on eye care and service delivery in USA and the region? Vision 2020 USA organized…

Vision 2020 National bodies: UK

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

Matt Broom writes about the Vision 2020 UK’s (later Vision UK) impact in the UK. Vision UK shut operations last week. This interview is part of the Vision Excellence Awards – do send in your nominations. What was VISION 2020 UK’s impact on eye care and service delivery in the UK and the region? By…

Article on Health-care costs of DR in Hungary

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

An article was published recently in British Journal of Ophthalmology on the costs of DR in Hungary, based on their RAAB-DR data. The article is titled Rapid assessment of avoidable blindness-based healthcare costs of diabetic retinopathy in Hungary and its projection for the year 2045. IAPB’s Europe Regional Chair and Co-Chair are co-authors. Access the…

Clearly to merge into IAPB

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

On 4 January 2021, we are delighted to announce that Clearly, the charity founded in 2016 by James Chen to raise the profile of vision among world leaders, will merge into the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). In a sign of the growing strength of the sector and progress that has been made on the…

Consultation on NCD Action Plan and Global Coordination Mechanism

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

The WHO is holding a consultation on progress on NCDs, a mid-point evaluation on the NCD-GAP and evaluation on the Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases. The deadline to contribute to the WHO is 21st August. Given the important links between NCDs and eye health, there may be interest from…

VISION 2020 national bodies: India

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

The CEO of Vision 2020 India, Phanindra Nukella (with inputs from Mr R.D. Thulsiraj, the first President of Vision 2020 India), writes about the impact of a VISION 2020 national body that formally brings together the government of India and the eye health sector under its umbrella. This interview is part of the Vision Excellence Awards…

VISION 2020 National Bodies: Australia

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

Jennifer Gersbeck, Executive Director – Global Advocacy, The Fred Hollows Foundation was a previous CEO of Vision 2020 Australia. She writes about the impact of the national body in Australia, the Western Pacific region and beyond. This interview is part of the Vision Excellence Awards – do send in your nominations. What was VISION 2020’s…

Mapping of the Human Resources and Infrastructure on Eye Health in India underway

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

New Delhi: VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – INDIA is one of the members in the 17 member national committee formed by National Control for Prevention of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for collaborating with Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi…

Virtual Launches of the World Report on Vision

Policy & Advocacy Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Following the launch of the World Report on Vision in October 2019, IAPB had committed to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to coordinate over 50 World Report on Vision country launches. Since the launch of the World Report on Vision, IAPB have convened eight successful launches. These launches have been critical to the…

Eye Health Heroes Speak Up: Sangmi Lee

Project Manager Quang Tri
Organisation: Project BOM

Since 2018, I have been working with Project BOM. I work in Vietnam. We work towards preventing blindness through eye screenings to detect fundus diseases in patients by distribution of EYELIKE. This is a digital ophthalmoscope. In 2019, I had the honor of becoming an Eye Health Hero. At IAPB’s Council of Members last year,…

Indigenous People’s & Eye Health – an online series

Director of Program Implementation – Oceania
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

By Jaki Adams-Barton, Director of Program Implementation – Oceania, The Fred Hollows Foundation I’m pleased to be working with IAPB Members and Stakeholders to convene this online series focused on Indigenous Peoples and eye health. My role includes overseeing our programming in Australia, through the Indigenous Australia Program – which focuses on improving access to…

Indigenous Peoples & Eye Health – Interview of Jaki with Janine Mohammed

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

As part of the Indigenous Peoples & Eye Health series, catch  Jaki Adams-Barton, Director of Program Implementation – Oceania, The Fred Hollows Foundation in conversation with Dr Janine Mohammed, Chief Executive Officer, Lowitja Institute. They talk about the importance of indigenous inclusion in health responses.

Indigenous People’s & Eye Health – Aboriginal Health Services during COVID-19

Head of Australia Programs
Organisation: Brien Holden Foundation

Hello everyone, so since my last update in 2017 it has been a busy few years.  I am still honored to be able to work closely with Aboriginal Health Services in NSW.   I am now Head of Australia Programs, so I am learning quickly about the Northern Territory and working with out team based in…

Indigenous People’s & Eye Health – RANZCO on International Day for World’s Indigenous Peoples

Senior Manager – Policy & Government Relations
Organisation: RANZCO

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) respectfully acknowledges the continuous connection to land, sea and culture of Indigenous peoples across the world. In Australia and New Zealand, we continue to work towards better eye health outcomes for Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Most recently, recognising the effectiveness of…

WHA73: Our challenge for a new decade

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

Isaac Newton once said, “if I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”. When we look back through history, significant periods of change are marked by a series of turning points and the gradual embracing of new ideas as normal. as we reflect on the past two decades…

Rethinking global health means including eye-health

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

Countries have agreed today to adopt a new resolution on vision in an effort to reach the 1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to vital eye care services. More than 1 billion people are living with blindness or a vision impairment because they do not have access to basic services as simple…

WHO issues guidance to support the resumption of NTD activities in the context of COVID-19

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

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued interim guidance for the implementation of mass treatment interventions, active case-finding campaigns and population-based surveys in the context of COVID-19 as of 27 July 2020. This interim guidance supersedes earlier guidance published in May 2020. The latest guidance note was developed to inform health authorities, NTD programme managers…