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Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

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…

IAPB Vision Atlas: Key Messages

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The IAPB Vision Atlas will be revised with the latest data and projections on World Sight Day this year (12 October 2017). The updated Atlas will include the latest blindness and visual impairment prevalence data (2015) along with the main causes. The prevalence data will go back to 1990 and will also include projections to…

Peter Ackland To Step Down

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Peter Ackland, CEO of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), will be retiring from his role at the end of this year. Bob McMullan, President, announced Peter’s decision to step down at the IAPB Council of Members meeting held recently in Kathmandu, Nepal. Speaking at the Council, Bob spoke for the members,…

IAPB WPR Coordinator: Drew Keys

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Drew Keys, IAPB Western Pacific‘s new Regional Coordinator, has degrees in Law and Asian Studies and a background working in retail management. For the past six years, Drew has lived in-and-out of Papua New Guinea, managing PNG Eye Care as well as PNG and Pacific programmes for the Brien Holden Vision Institute. He has coordinated…

Vacancies: International Blind Sports Federation

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The International Blind Sports Federation is looking to fill the post of Executive Director. IBSA is an international not-for-profit, sports organization representing the interests of athletes who are blind and visually impaired in international sports. It is also responsible for the oversight of three Paralympic sports and provides opportunities for blind and partially sighted athletes…

SiB Branded Posters

Operation Eyesight Universal Ghana     The Fred Hollows Foundation China   Brien Holden Vision Institute South Africa Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology Nepal Sightsavers Zambia Brien Holden Vision Institute East Africa The Fred Hollows Foundation Vietnam Orbis China Sightsavers Uganda

SiB Sign Boards

Sightsavers India The Fred Hollows Foundation Vietnam Orbis China Operation Eyesight Universal Ghana The Fred Hollows Foundation China Operation Eyesight Universal India Sightsavers Uganda Helen Keller International CBM Zimbabwe Operation Eyesight Universal Kenya The Brien Holden Vision Institute

Rotary Partners with IAPB Members to Prevent Eye Disease

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

EVANSTON, IL (August 7, 2017) — About 80 percent of the world’s 285 million visually impaired people have treatable eye diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Rotary and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) aim to promote eye health to underserved communities. Under the one-year partnership signed today by Rotary International…

SiB Webinars October 2017

Based on the ongoing success of the SiB webinars, we will be arranging the next batch in October 2017, with gender as the theme, do get in touch if you would be interested in presenting. If you would like to watch recordings of previous SiB webinars, please click here. SiB Newsletters The topics for the January…

VLEG Data–Frequently Asked Questions

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB
Here are some FAQs about the new Vision Loss Expert Group (VLEG) data (our VLEG FAQs!). Do leave your questions below this post as comments (if you have any more) and we will update this post. Where can I access the new data on blindness and visual impairment prevalence? The new data is available for…