Author: Johannes Trimmel

Johannes Trimmel

Director of Advocacy and Interim CEO
Organisation: IAPB

World Health Day 2018: Health for All

Director of Advocacy and Interim CEO
Organisation: IAPB
A call for the eye health sector and civil society engagement For this year’s World Health Day the WHO has chosen the theme ‘Universal Health coverage: everyone, everywhere’. With that theme the WHO in its 70thanniversary year is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed the Sustainable…

Universal Health Coverage: The need to engage as the eye health sector

Director of Advocacy and Interim CEO
Organisation: IAPB

Breaking down barriers for poor and marginalised to access services The boy was about 13 years old. He was blind in both eyes. When examined by the eye doctor, the diagnosis was that the most probable cause was a specific type of conjunctivitis, a condition not difficult to treat when timely care is provided. I…

World Health Assembly: A Side-Event, and a Call for a New Report

Director of Advocacy and Interim CEO
Organisation: IAPB

(Photo credit: ORBIS UK) Australia and Burkina Faso, Indonesia and Czech Republic, Guatemala and Austria, Kenya and Cook Island, Ethiopia and Pakistan, China, Malta, and Tonga: You may wonder why I have chosen to start this post with this list of very diverse countries. Well, they co-hosted a Side Event at this year’s World Health…

Depression and Diabetic Eye Diseases: We can break the cycle

Director of Advocacy and Interim CEO
Organisation: IAPB

On World Health Day, Johannes Trimmel, IAPB’s Director for Advocacy talks about the link between depression and diabetic eye disease and the difference their health-care professionals can make. “Depression: let’s talk” is the theme of this year’s World Health Day. This is a timely call, as mental health is generally still under-recognised. This might be…

Committing to Universal Eye Health

Director of Advocacy and Interim CEO
Organisation: IAPB

The “Commitment to promote Universal Eye Health and eliminate blinding NTDs” was launched at the Celebration ceremony of the  IAPB 10th General Assembly. The General Assembly comes at a critical time in the implementation of the Global Action Plan on Universal Eye Health 2014-2019, which was adopted unanimously in the 66th World Health Assembly in…

Sustainable Development Goals: the way ahead

Director of Advocacy and Interim CEO
Organisation: IAPB

  On 25 September the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development [French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese] was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The Agenda 2030 includes the following sections: (1) Preamble, (2) Declaration, (3) Sustainable Development Goals and targets, (4) Means of Implementation and the Global Partnership, and (5) Follow Up and Review. The…