IAPB Africa held its annual planning and review meeting in Johannesburg on 23-25 March 2015. Originally scheduled for September 2014 and then postponed due to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, this was the first meeting since key priority areas had been agreed and activities aligned with the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO-Afro) at a groundbreaking meeting in Brazzaville in 2013.
The International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are launching a NEW free online course with the help of partner FutureLearn. This free online course is the first of its kind in public health for eye care.
During the IAPB Board of Trustees meeting in Dubai, HRH Prince Abdulaziz Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Saud, Chairman and Founder of Prevention of Blindness Union (PBU) and Bob McMullan, President, IAPB signed an MoU with Carl Zeiss Meditec AG for providing much-needed eye care equipment in Sudan.
The USD 100,000 donation from Carl Zeiss will add one more centre to the three existing IAPB-Carl Zeiss training centres across the world.
The International Centre for Evidence in Disability, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, with support from CBM, has launched a report on 'The Economic Costs of Exclusion and Gains of Inclusion of People with Disabilities: Evidence from Low and Middle Income Countries'.