Author: Emma Foote

Emma Foote

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Board of Trustees – Spring meeting round-up

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB
The IAPB Board of Trustees met last week in Geneva to discuss all things IAPB and to participate in a joint meeting with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the World Report on Vision. We’d like to share with the IAPB membership some key points and actions to expect in the coming months. You can…

Jessica Crofts-Lawrence joins IAPB

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

I am delighted to introduce Jessica Crofts-Lawrence who has recently joined IAPB as the new Head of Policy and Advocacy. Jessica previously led on international policy issues at the Bar Council of England and Wales, the membership body for barristers. Jessica spent over 4 years developing high-profile international justice projects, working closely with national Bar…

Call for Programme Submissions – Council of Members 2019

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Calling all IAPB members! We are looking for your programme ideas for Council of Members 2019 (CoM). This year’s Council of Members will be held in Africa in conjunction with local hosts Sightsavers. We are very excited to offer IAPB members the opportunity to put forward your ideas for sessions. Following on from the success…

Nick Parker joins IAPB

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

I am delighted to introduce Nick Parker who has recently joined IAPB as the new Head of Commercial Development. Nick has previously worked at a senior level in “not for profit” organisations in the UK and brings a wide range of experience in building impactful corporate partnerships, developing marketing, services and business development strategy and…

2018 – Members share their highlights

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB
2018 has been a fantastic year for the IAPB alliance. We finish 2018 with over 150 members and a couple of new members are set to join us early 2019. As this year comes to a close, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights from across the alliance; we asked a cross…

IAPB: A year in photos 2018

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB
January IAPB Gender Equity work group established What a fantastic way to start the year! With The Fred Hollows Foundation, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Seva Foundation, Helen Keller International and Sightsavers at the helm, the group provides an important forum for raising awareness, sharing ideas and disseminating evidence on gender equity approaches. A New Ray…

Connect and Learn with IAPB this Autumn/Winter

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

This Autumn/Winter IAPB are offering some exciting opportunities for members to connect and learn with experts from across the network. Also on offer are chances to input into IAPB’s World Sight Day Activities report and opportunities to speak to IAPB CEO Peter Holland. Drop in sessions with IAPB CEO Peter Holland IAPB CEO Peter Holland…

Membership Mapping – mapping where you work

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

As many of our members will know, CEO Peter Holland has been conducting member calls giving all members an opportunity to speak with him directly on matters that effect their organisation. We’ve had an overwhelming response, and the feedback has given IAPB a lot to consider. One area that kept cropping up with every member…

IAPB Members celebrate their first anniversary with us

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

What does it mean to be a member of IAPB? IAPB membership means many things for many members: from the valuable partnerships they’ve forged at IAPB networking events, to the opportunities to be heard on the global stage through our advocacy efforts and relationship with the WHO. Members have benefited from webinars (A couple with…

The International Nurses Day 2018 Round-up

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

12thMay 2018 was International Nurses Day – IAPB members came together to shine a light on the fantastic work that ophthalmic nurses do. IAPB West Pacific organised a webinar hosted by the incredible Heather Machin. Heather wears many hats in the global community including as a project officer at the Centre for Eye Research Australia,…

Meet your IAPB Regional Chair

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB
IAPB has a dedicated Regional Chair for all the 6 WHO regions (Though, we split the Americas into two: North and Latin America regions). IAPB's Regional Chairs are international experts and leaders with decades of experience in their regions. The role of the Regional Chair is to connect IAPB members, support activities in the region…

Celebrating International Days in March 2018

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB members came together to celebrate not one but three International Health Days this month. International Women’s Day – 8 March Our Members came together on International Women’s Day to #PressForProgress and talk about the challenges they face while striving for Gender Equity in the Eye Health Community. Thanks to our Member and Patron contributors:…

IAPB welcomes new members

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB would like to welcome three new Group C members to our coalition, Conselho Brasileiro De Oftalmologia – CBO, Pushpagiri Vitreo Retina Institute and Japan National Society for the Prevention of Blindness. Conselho Brasileiro De Oftalmologia – CBO joined IAPB in April. Founded in 1941, the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology (CBO) is a scientific and cultural…

Braille, books and me

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

On Global Accessbility Awareness Day, Emma Davies, IAPB’s Membership and Fundraising Officer reflects on her work with RNIB and why accessibility is so important. I first realised the importance of accessibility, when I started work for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) at nineteen. I was aware of the needs of disabled people…