Author: Saloni Nagpaul

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

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.…

Australian Government funds initiative to increase eye health access for indigenous Australians

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Indigenous artist Peter Datjin Sydney, Australia, 26 April, 2017:  Diabetes related blindness in Aboriginal Australians is 14 times higher than in non-Indigenous populations and 94% of vision loss in Aboriginal communities is preventable or treatable[i]. These worrying facts have motivated action by the Australian Government to fund a national programme providing eye health testing equipment, and…

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…

SEED and the Brien Holden Vision Institute collaborate on new contact lens technology

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release: Brien Holden Vision Institute will be collaborating on research and development of new contact lens technologies with SEED Co., Ltd (“SEED”) in Japan to deliver advanced vision correction for ageing people. There are about 130 million contact lens wearers globally, a relatively small number when compared to the total population needing vision correction…

Free online course on eliminating Trachoma

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are re-running the successful free online course on Eliminating Trachoma with the help of its partners FutureLearn. The course development has been supported by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Sightsavers and International Coalition for Trachoma Control.   The course aims…

Eritrea and Mozambique sign the Commitment to promote UEH and eliminate blinding NTDs

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Eritrea and Mozambique have signed the Commitment to promote Universal Eye Health and eliminate blinding Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). They follow Liberia, Zambia, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan that signed the committment that was launched at the Celebration ceremony of the IAPB 10th General Assembly.   This Commitment, which also calls…

Help support translation of CEHJ text for Opthalmic Nurses

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Heather Machin (Australia), Lisa Buckland (Australia) and Sandy Burnett (USA) are walking to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Camino de Santiaga to fund-raise for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.   The funds raised will help the Community Eye Health Journal translate a FREE e-text for ophthalmic nurses and technicians working in the…

World Optometry Day

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

March is full of health days that are important for eye care, and today (23 March) is no different: World Optometry Day. It is an opportunity to draw the spotlight on a key eye care profession and their critical role in tackling uncorrected refractive errors.  Uncorrected refractive errors (URE) affect people of all ages and…