Author: Tejah Balantrapu

Tejah Balantrapu

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

OEU Supports World Sight Day 2016 in Zambia

This year’s World Sight Day was held on the 13th of October 2016 under the theme, “Stronger together”. Operation Eyesight Universal and partners celebrated World Sight Day in Chawama. Zambia’s World Sight Day was conducted in a number of provinces and the Lusaka celebrations where conducted at Chawama school grounds just opposite Chawama clinic. Chawama…

Sightsavers Zambia Marks World Sight Day 2016

The SIB project in H1 had networked well with other partners in ensuring attainment of its H1 deliverables. The networking involved collaboratively working with Chainama College of Health Sciences students in undertaking screening during the Intercompany relay, the Agriculture and Commercial Show as well as supporting the Districts to do more screening. The involvement of…

Brien Holden Vision Institute Sri Lanka – Standard Chartered Bank Employee Volunteering

Standard Chartered Bank Employee Volunteering and Engagement programme has been instrumental in supporting various components of Seeing is Believing Phase IV initiative, Colombo Comprehensive Urban Eye Care Project, in Sri Lanka. The project was initiated in 2010 and sought to increase both access to eye health services and to affordable corrective devices in marginalised communities…

Orbis China

An impressive Opening Ceremony was held in Beijing to open newest “Seeing is Believing” project. Working with Orbis new partners, the National Prevention of Blindness Committee and Chinese Ophthalmology Society will focus on training rural, county level eye-care teams. This project was requested directly by the Bureau of Medical Administration (MOH) to address objectives in…

2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The 2018 António Champalimaud Vision Award will be presented to active research groups involved in basic or clinical research which has led to a major breakthrough in the understanding and/or the preservation of vision. Candidates will be considered by a distinguished international jury for the outstanding quality and distinction of their original research contributions, the…

Eye Inspire: A New Interview Series

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) brings you a series of interviews – written, audio and video – where we speak to women and men from the eye care sector, whose work inspires us all. The Eye-Inspire series will bring you the inspiration and scientific stimuli that has propelled forward some of…

“Avoidable Blindness” Set to Increase in Future

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

On World Sight Day, eye care organisations around the world take note of new data that shows that global eye care efforts are at serious risk of being overwhelmed—unless we act now. New data published in the Lancet Global Health shows that decades of declining “avoidable blindness”—those with uncorrected refractive errors and cataract—is plateauing, and…