Author: Saloni Nagpaul

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB members celebrate World Sight Day 2018: a social media round-up

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

This year’s World Sight Day is just past (11th October 2018 to be exact). World Sight Day was celebrated across the IAPB membership with press conferences, walks, outreach activities, events with MoH, and more, and we loved seeing all of your celebrations and tags on social media. We have already received emails from many of…

Photo Competition Stories: Gezaw Sheferaw

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The World Sight Day Photo Competitions have attracted a lot of quality submissions from around the world; each with a story to tell. This post is about Gezaw Sheferaw, an Ethiopian farmer with cataract in one eye. The pictures and inputs have been provided by Ulrich Eigner, on assignment with Light for the World. Thank you…

Photo Competition Stories: Eye care in Ethiopia

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB
The World Sight Day Photo Competitions have attracted a lot of quality submissions from around the world; each with a story to tell. This post is about Graham Coates' assignment with Vision Aid Overseas in Ethiopia. The pictures and inputs have been provided by Graham – Thank you Graham! Farmers waiting their turn to get their vision screened/ Photo…

Saying Goodbye – Changes at IAPB

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB will be saying goodbye to two of our colleagues this month. Johannes Trimmel, IAPB’s Director, Policy and Advocacy has accepted a new position as the Director of a new programme on Disability Inclusive Development at Sightsavers. John Trevelyan, IAPB’s Fundraising and Partnerships Development Manager will be retiring after seven years at IAPB. Johannes will be…

John Trevelyan Retires

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

John Trevelyan, our Fundraising and Partnerships Development Manager has retired. John joined IAPB in 2010 and managed our fundraising efforts focusing on institutional partnerships. Before IAPB, John worked for Sense, a national and international charity for people who are deafblind. Johannes Trimmel, IAPB’s Director for Policy and Advocacy is also leaving IAPB. John was also instrumental…

Eyecare in China: A Woman’s Insight

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

As AIER Group makes great strides in China we take the opportunity of International Women’s Day to speak with Elaine Zhang, a key AIER executive, to get her perspective… Elaine, tell us a little bit about AIER Group and its work; and about your role in the company? AIER Group is a China-based professional ophthalmic…

World Sight Day 2017 Activities Report is live

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB
The World Sight Day 2017 Activities Report is live! Compared to previous years the report is much bigger, pointing to the growing importance of eye health and World Sight Day. The hunt Putting together the report has been a long yet exhilarating experience (especially when finding events from places we haven’t before). We collated information…

Call to Invest in Disability-Inclusive Education

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritize schooling for children with disabilities On Thursday 27th April more than 40 international and national non-profit organizations launched a ‘Call to Action on investing in disability-inclusive education’. The joint call highlights the shocking fact that more than 32 million children with disabilities in developing countries are estimated to be…

VFAN Chief Executive makes way for next phase Leadership

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

London, 27 April 2017: After having successfully managed the introduction of a nationwide primary eye care programme over the past three years Chief Executive Tom Rosewall has resigned to make way for a successor who will be responsible for designing and executing Vision for a Nation Foundation strategies of the future. During his time as…

The Trust and the Public Health Foundation of India launch ROP Initiative in Maharashtra

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release: 26 April Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) causes babies to needlessly lose their vision. It is one of the leading causes of blindness in premature infants in India. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and the Public Health Foundation of India are launching a Retinopathy of Prematurity Initiative in the western state of Maharashtra.…

VISION 2020 UK launches Welsh Pathway for Children and Young People

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release 26/04/2017 : VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has begun hosting (from 26 April) the All-Wales Integrated Pathway for Children and Young People (0 to 25 years) with Vision Impairment, and their families. The pathway, created in collaboration with the Children’s Vision Service Advisory…

#StrongerTogether Photo Story: Mothers and Children of Cataract

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The StrongerTogether photo competition we ran in partnership with Bayer attracted a lot of quality submissions from around the world; each with a story to tell. We will be sharing some of these stories on our blog over the coming weeks. The second in the series focuses on four children living with cataract in Tanzania.…

UK to protect 200 million people from tropical diseases

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release: The UK will protect over 200 million people from the pain and disfigurement caused by treatable tropical diseases, International Development Secretary Priti Patel announced today. Neglected Tropical Diseases, such as trachoma, Guinea worm and river blindness, are avoidable infections but can deform, disable, blind and even kill if left untreated.  They affect over…

Applications open for new Online Graduate Certificate in Eye Banking

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The Graduate Certificate in Eye Banking and the nested Specialist Certificate in the Fundamentals of Eye Banking are professional qualification courses specifically designed to support eye bankers and associated disciplines. Developed by leading international experts in this sector, the Graduate Certificate in Eye Banking is a self-paced online course conveniently mapped out across 3 subjects,…

2017 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award – Call for Nominations

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness is now accepting nominations for The Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.  The award recognizes significant efforts by an individual or group of individuals to improve public health approaches for children's vision and eye health at the state or national level.  …

ICEH looking for a Learning Technologist

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

ICEH is looking for a learning technologist to help deliver an innovative and exciting programme of Open online courses and MOOCs to a global audience of health professionals working to eliminate avoidable blindness and deliver comprehensive eye care services.   You should have an interest in global health and a passion for/experience in creating Open…

SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology Congress in Kathmandu

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Nepal Ophthalmic Society is hosting XIV SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology Congress in Kathmandu, Nepal from 21st to 24th June 2018. More than 1000 Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and other cadre of eye care professional from eight SAARC countries, experts and speakers from all over the world, are expected to participate in this Ophthalmic Scientific gathering taking place…