Author: Tejah Balantrapu

Tejah Balantrapu

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

WSD Photo Competition: Popular Picks At the IAPB Council

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB, with support from Bayer, is back with its fourth online photo competition on the theme “Eye Care Everywhere” ending on World Sight Day (11 October 2018). Prizes include a DSLR camera and a cash prize! Find out more at http://photocomp.iapb.org(Do use the hashtag #EyeCareEverywhere). After the immense success of our three successive photo competitions,…

New Leadership at the Brien Holden Vision Institute

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Professor Kovin Naidoo has resigned as CEO of both the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation. The Board of the Institute has announced a two-pronged approach to the development of the group’s new focus. Ms Yvette Waddell, as new CEO of the Institute, will focus on translational research. The role of CEO…

Vacancy: Programme Manager; Ghana (VFAN)

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Job Title: Programme Manager (18 months fixed term) with potential for extension. Location: VFAN Office Accra, Ghana  Reports To: Head of Programmes (UK) Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience  Vision for a Nation (VFAN) is a multi-award-winning UK charity. We are helping people to fully contribute socially and economically to their communities by ensuring the have access…

GDPR and the IAPB website

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

As subscribers to IAPB’s various newsletters (you can see the full list of free newsletters on our subscription form here), you will have received a few emails from us, urging you to “update your settings”. IAPB newsletters come in varying frequencies and are segmented by various regions—IAPB Africa, Western Pacific etc. From a printed, quarterly…

Webinar: WHO Core Competencies in Africa

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB
To mark Africa Day on 25 May 2018, IAPB invites you to the webinar: WHO Core Competencies in Africa. Simona Manchiotti, Consultant WHO AFRO and Michael Gichangi, Head, Ophthalmic Services Unit, Ministry of Health, Kenya will be discussing the validation of "WHO Regional Core Competencies for Eye Heath Workers" in the Africa Region. IAPB Africa's Simon Day,…

School Eye Health Guidelines

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The IAPB School Eye Health Workgroup has released the “Standard Guidelines for Comprehensive School Eye Health programmes”. These school eye health guidelines should help deliver standardised comprehensive eye health services to more than 700 million children attending schools around the world. The document covers a range of topics, including promoting hygiene and a healthy diet;…

Webinar: Nurses, the Untapped Resource

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

To mark International Nurses Day,  IAPB West Pacific will be conducting it’s first webinar: Nurses, the Untapped Resource. With the theme, “Health is a human right”, Heather Machin will make a dynamic and thought-provoking presentation to highlight the impact Nurses can have on eye health. Heather is the Chair of the Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Assocition…

International Nursing Programmes in Iran

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Farabi Comprehensive Center of Excellence in Ophthalmology (an IAPB Group C member), one of the biggest ophthalmic-academic centres in Iran and the middle-east, is offering two courses in Ophthalmic Nursing. Application deadline: 31 May 2018. The Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma (OND) OND is a 1 year course leading to a specialized diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing. In addition to…

Haiti’s First Optometry School Opens

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Brien Holden Vision Institute, Optometry Giving Sight, VOSH International and partners celebrated the momentous occasion of opening the first optometry school in Haiti. The initial 19 students are the pioneers of their profession for Haiti. They have been recruited by I’Université d’État d’Haïti to begin their five year Optometry and Vision Science degree. Once qualified, these…

Commonwealth Commits to Bring Sight to Millions

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Commonwealth commits to bring sight to millions. Two new major commitments towards universal eye health by Essilor International and the UK government have today been announced as The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust) and the City of London Corporation held a special event to mark efforts undertaken by Commonwealth nations to bring vision…

New funding could save millions of people from blindness

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

New funding could save millions of people from blindness. The Fred Hollows Foundation will help drive the final global push to eliminate trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, thanks to a £20 million commitment from the UK government. The funding could protect the sight of millions of people by eliminating trachoma in 10 Commonwealth…

Members Mark World Health Day 2018

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB
Making Health truly inclusive: Light for the World Here are the two things eye care organisations need to get right, so as to equitably address disability... Find out more Flächendeckende medizinische Basisversorgung für alle Jeder Mensch auf der Welt sollte Zugang zu dringend benötigter medizinischer Hilfe haben. Was wie eine Selbstverständlichkeit klingt... Find out more…

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – INDIA’s 14th Annual Conference

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – INDIA’s 14th annual conference titled ‘Advocacy & Inclusive Partnership for Eye Health’ will be held on 9 & 10 June 2018. The national conference with a focus on community ophthalmology is being hosted by Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya at Guwahati, Assam. For registration and other details visit: http://vision2020indiaannualconference.org/ The conference sessions…

Our Children’s Vision – Global partners gather in Sri Lanka

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Ambakandawila, Sri Lanka, February 5-6, 2017: Our Children’s Vision, the global initiative upscaling, accelerating and expanding eye health services to more children around the world, is set to host dozens of representatives from their international partner base. The meeting is bringing together leaders in the eye health and development field to scrutinize health integration models…

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…