Author: Drew Keys

Drew Keys

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Attending the First National Eye Health Conference in China

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

As the rain pelted down in Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, there was much joking amongst the international participants that this was a ploy by the organisers to keep us in China. After-all, it’s well-known that Shanxi is hot and dry in the summer! But the plummeting temperature outside was a stark contrast to the…

Eye Care Working Group, Vietnam

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Eye Care Working Group Meeting at Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology. It was a pleasure to attend this meeting, hosted August 23rd at Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology in Hanoi. Ably chaired by Helen Keller International and attended by all stakeholders in the Vietnamese sector, a great example of collaboration.

PacEyes Bi-Annual Conference

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Dr Anthea Burnett (BHVI) Dr Jambi Garap (PNG) Amanda Davis, Marleen Nelisse (FHFNZ) Dr Ana Cama (PacEyes) Dr Mundi Qalo (Pacific Eye Institute) Drew Keys. During June, PacEyes held its bi-annual conference in Suva, Fiji. With participants from across the South Pacific and from a variety of eye health disciplines, the two-day event lived up…

IAPB WPR Chair: Amanda Davis

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Amanda Davis is the Chairperson – International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), Western Pacific as well as the Global Chief Operating Officer of the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Public Health. Since 2006, Amanda has overseen the growth of the Institute’s public health division to where it has assisted the development of eye care services…

Dr Andreas Mueller returns to support WHO WPRO

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Dr Andreas Mueller has returned to supporting the Eye Health programme at the WHO Office of the Western Pacific Region. The objective of the programme is to work with countries in accelerating the implementation of “Towards Universal Eye Health: A Regional Action Plan for the Western Pacific Region (2014-2019)”. Andreas will provide technical support on…

Tenk Yu Tru: RAAB Results Presented in Papua New Guinea

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Pictured (from L to R): Chief Ophthalmologist, Dr Simon Melengas; Dr Goa Tau, Director Medical Services (NDoH), Deputy Secretary of Health, Dr Paison Dakulala; PBL President, Dr Jambi Garap and Dr Bieb, Director Disease Control (NDoH). “It was tough”, PNG Eye Care General Manager, Samuel Koim, explained, presenting the logistic of the PNG Rapid Assessment…