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IAPB Africa

Building on the findings of the recent ‘Mapping Human Resources for Eye Health’ study that was conducted by the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) and African Vision Research Institute (AVRI) in 21 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa from 2011-2013, IAPB Africa has now published a policy paper on addressing the eye health workforce crisis in the region.

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On the occasion of World Sight Day, the European Coalition for Vision (ECV) set an ambitious objective to leverage vision and eye health at European level. World Sight Day is a global event that focuses on bringing attention on blindness and vision impairment. It is observed worldwide on the second Thursday of October each year.

IAPB to mark World Sight Day with event in Mexico, hosting global leaders in eye health and seek commitment towards ‘Universal Eye Health’, with the call to action – ‘No more Avoidable Blindness’.

9 October 2014 (Immediate release): The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) will be marking World Sight Day (WSD) – an international day of awareness about avoidable blindness and its prevention – today, the second Thursday of October 2014.

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The Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) provides funds to support public health research initiatives that evaluate and directly influence the operation of the SightFirst program, Lions’ premier initiative to strengthen eye care systems in underserved communities. 

SightFirst research grants of up to US$100,000 are available to support projects that investigate:

The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme has been set up by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in partnership with Comic Relief and The Royal Commonwealth Society


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