Author: Simon Day

Simon Day

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

Inaugural Meeting of the ECSA-HC Experts Committee on Eye Health

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

As reported in the IAPB Africa Newsletter 2017 Q2, the East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA HC), with support of College of Ophthalmologists of East Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and IAPB established the ECSA-HC expert committee on eye health in an effort to raise and sustain the eye health agenda high at…

The COECSA/WACS Sub-Specialist Fellowship Development Workshop

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

Recent decades have brought a much greater understanding of disease processes, and a proliferation of treatment modalities to tackle these diseases. This expansion in the knowledge and skills required has driven ophthalmologists and other eye health professionals to become progressively more subspecialised to maintain expertise and promote quality of care. Sub-Saharan Africa is also experiencing…

IAPB Africa Editorial: Ophthalmic Nurses and Nursing Now

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

Ophthalmic Nurses (ONs) provide the backbone of eye health services in Africa, whether working alongside the surgeon in theatre, taking care of patients, running a busy OPD or, in many settings, working alone to provide eye health services in remote and underserved locations. With the number of ONs (and the Francophone ISOs) now in the region…

Validating the WHO Regional Core Competencies in IAPB Africa

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

IAPB Africa started 2018 with a focus on one of our major priorities for the year: the validation of the WHO Regional Core Competencies for Eye Heath Workers in the Africa Region.  In February, WHO AFRO and IAPB held a consultation workshop in Nairobi attended by eye health experts with the overall objective of validating…

Developing eye health competencies – An update from IAPB Africa

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

There have been several key developments at IAPB Africa in recent years. We have been making significant progress in our Human Resources for Eye Health agenda, with a giant step forward being taken during the meetings held in May(which were followed by our annual review and planning meeting). This was a resolution finalized by nine African countries (Kenya,…

IAPB Advocacy Training Workshop, Accra, Ghana

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

In the pursuit of its primary change objective “Every country with a ‘Human Resources for Health’ (HRH) strategy has a ‘Human Resources for Eye Health’ (HReH) strategy integrated within it” IAPB Africa held an Advocacy Training Workshop in Accra, Ghana, to train candidates from five pilot countries as advocacy advisors. The goal of the workshop…