Strengthening patient referral systems and diagnosis and treatment services in Pakistan

  Strengthening referral systems and diagnosis and treatment services in three hospitals in Pakistan has resulted in more than 50,000 diabetic patients being screened and treated for Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy in four years. Sightsavers ‘Seeing is Believing’ project – “Strengthening Pakistan’s Response to Diabetic Retinopathy” – is designed to prevent visual impairment due to Diabetic…

2018 in Review: Global Advocacy

A key focus for IAPB advocacy in 2018 was contributing to the development of the World Report on Vision and planning for its advocacy and national-level launches. During the year, IAPB organised members’ webinars and consultations, and coordinated contributions to the report. IAPB also submitted to the consultation and co-authored a background paper with members, and…

La Genética Médica en la Prevención de Padecimientos Oculares

La genética médica es una rama de la medicina que estudia la herencia de las enfermedades del ser humano, los mecanismos que las ocasionan, su diagnóstico, manejo y cómo transmitir información correspondiente a los pacientes y sus familias; a este último punto le llamaremos asesoramiento genético. De manera general, clasificamos las enfermedades genéticas en multifactoriales,…

CoM 2018: Presentations

Day 1 Early Bird & Breakfast Sessions: 1. Introduction to IAPB Membership Membership 101, Emma Foote [PPTX, 5.6 MB] Workgroups, Suzanne Gilbert [PPTX, 68 KB] Plenary 1 Address from Dr Alarcos Cieza, Coordinator Disability & Rehabilitation, WHO and Peter Holland, CEO IAPB WHO Report on World Vision, Alarcos Cieza [PPTX, 1.2 MB] Watch Dr Alarcos…

LCIF Enhances Grant Support for Diabetes

On World Diabetes Day, Karen Kilberg, Lions Clubs International Foundation on how LCIF has enhanced support for diabetes. 2017 was an exciting year for Lions Clubs International. We celebrated our centennial year of service and entered into a new century by adding four new global causes to our priority areas of focus. To mark our…

How the Trust is tackling blindness caused by diabetes in India

On World Diabetes Day, Annike Spiller, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust on how the Trust is tackling blindness caused by diabetes in India. India is home to the highest number of people with diabetes in the Commonwealth. It’s the country’s fastest growing disease, affecting nearly 73 million people. Diabetes and its impact Diabetes can be…

Diabetes related vision problems a concern in PNG capital

Press Release Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 30 October 2018: A study of diabetic retinopathy and diabetes in the National Capital District (NCD) of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has found high rates of vision related disease and undiagnosed diabetes.1 Published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, the research estimates that almost 50% of those 50 years…

Inspiring Action, Promoting Change — Integrated care for diabetes and eye health

On World Diabetes Day, Brandon Ah Tong, the Fred Hollows Foundation on the Integrated care for diabetes and eye health : A global compendium for good practice.  Many of us in the eye health sector will be well familiar with the fact that Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) affects an estimated one third of all people with diabetes…

The Dubai Health Authority and Noor Dubai Foundation sign MoU to benefit those suffering from critical eye disease

Press release UAE, Dubai, October 11, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Noor Dubai Foundation signed a MoU on Thursday (11 October) to benefit UAE residents in need, who are suffering from critical eye diseases or chronic diseases that may lead to visual impairment. The MoU was signed on World Sight Day, which falls on…

2019 SightFirst Research Grants

The deadline to submit Letters of Intent (LOI) for the 2019 SightFirst Research Program is December 3, 2018. The Lions Clubs 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…

IAPB Council: A Roundup

The IAPB Council of Members 2018 was a new and exciting opportunity for members to meet, take part in member-led sessions and to connect with new partners. We’d like to thank the teams at L V Prasad Eye Institute and the Gullapalli Pratibha Rao International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care (GPR ICARE) for…

Major research underway into avoidable blindness in the occupied Palestinian territories

St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group (SJEHG) is conducting its second-ever Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) study in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt). The study began in July 2018. RAAB is a population-based survey of adults age 50 years and over, using rapid examination techniques. Over 200 RAABs have been completed worldwide, providing…

A Global Compendium on Good Practice: Integrated care for diabetes and eye health

“Integrated care for diabetes and eye health: A global compendium of good practice” documents a series of “real world” case studies that showcase current initiatives to advance integrated care for DR across the spectrum of health promotion, prevention, early intervention and treatment in a range of different contexts and resource settings. The compendium has been designed…

CoM 2018: Live Streaming

NEW: Live-streaming sessions For the first time, those of you are unable to attend the IAPB Council can still see some of our sessions via live-streaming. Sessions, including the Plenary by Dr Alarcos Cieza, World Health Organization’s Coordinator for Disability and Rehabilitation and IAPB CEO Peter Holland, sessions on eye health financing, emerging technologies in…