Fundraising Officer – 9 month contract 3 days per week
C.£35,000 (pro rata) plus benefits
The IAPB leads international efforts to prevent blindness. Our vision is a world in which everyone has access to the best possible standard of eye health; where no one is needlessly visually impaired; and where those with irreparable vision loss achieve their full potential.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention, which will be awarded at the XXXIII Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology, in Lima, Peru in August 2017.
The award will be granted to a Peruvian ophthalmologist who has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing and developing eye care services in underserved communities throughout Peru. The award is made possible through LCIF’s SightFirst program and includes a US$1,000 grant and travel budget to attend the Regional Course.
Following, Liberia, Zambia, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone, Ethiopia has signed the “Commitment to promote Universal Eye Health and eliminate blinding Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)” that was launched at the Celebration ceremony of the IAPB 10th General Assembly.
The Joanne Angle Investigator Award provides funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety.
- Burden/economic aspects of eye disease/vision loss on society
- Best practices to integrate vision screening/follow up care to system care access
- Vision program effectiveness/evaluation
The World Blind Union Press Release for World Braille Day
Toronto, Canada: On January 4th, we celebrate World Braille Day and the huge impact that Louis Braille’s invention has had on the lives of blind people all over the world. Braille always has been and always will be more than just a tool for blind individuals who use it. Braille represents competency, independence, and equality.