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Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust joins IAPB

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

he International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is delighted to welcome The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust) as its newest member. Four out of five visually impaired people are avoidably so. The Trust, established in 2012, is poised to play a major role in the elimination of avoidable blindness and visual…

2013 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, was nominated by The Cornea Society to receive the 2013 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) annual meeting.   Dr. Rao completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, followed by a cornea fellowship at Tufts University. He then moved to…

IAPB Highlights 2013

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The IAPB Highlights 2013 provides you with an overview of achievements and activities IAPB and the membership have collectively brought about or contributed to over the past year. In his foreword to the publication, Bob McMullan, IAPB President, writes, “(2013) has seen some landmark achievements due to the outstanding work of member organisations, key individuals and IAPB…

New IAPB Report on ‘Universal Eye Health’ launched on World Sight Day

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB
World Sight Day 2013 (WSD) – an international day of awareness about avoidable blindness and its prevention – will mark the launch of a report on Universal Eye Health. 2013 is an important year, as it marks the launch of a new WHO Action Plan on the prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment 2014-19. In keeping with…

Seeing is Believing launches flagship East Africa Child Eye Health project

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Seeing is Believing is bringing together 15 different organisations across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to develop a unified approach to the delivery of child eye-health in the region. USD6.25mn will be invested through the programme with each country receiving a roughly equal amount of funding. The need There is a high need in this region…