Author: Tejah Balantrapu

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Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Importance of Training County Hospital Personnel

Raising awareness of the importance of training county hospital eye care personnel September 8-9, 2016, during the 5th Global Chinese Ophthalmic Conference & the 21st Congress Ophthalmological Society in Suzhou, a symposium in terms of county hospital eye care service personnel training which based on this project was hold by NCPB in the Prevention Blindness…

Lobbying District Councils for Eye Health Services

Lobbying district councils to increasing funds foreye health services During an advocacy session on 14 December 2016 in Iramba, it was observed that eye care health service delivery was not considered a priority amongst other health needs such as malaria, HIV, Maternal, newborn and child health. The reason was that most of the district leaders…

Exploring Models to Ensure Sustainability: The Fred Hollows Foundation China

Exploring different models to ensure sustainability of Seeing is Believing Phase V Inner Mongolia Project The Seeing is Believing Phase V Inner Mongolia Project is continuing to address the need for sustainability throughout the project implementation process, including the piloted models on Refractive Error (RE) and Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). Significant achievements have resulted from this…

Africa Eye Foundation Cameroon

In simple terms, to sustain means to maintain. Sustainability in eye care is the ability a project/hospital has to continue offering the same quality services to the same beneficiaries or even more after the support from donors have ended.  Working towards sustainability is a continuous challenge. SiB is partnering with MICEI to contribute to the…

How Capacity Leads to Sustainability: The Fred Hollows Foundation & Sightsavers Pakistan

How capacity leads to sustainability: training government health staff in primary eye care in Pakistan Our project “A New Vision for Eye Health in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province” (a partnership between Sightsavers, the Fred Hollows Foundation and the Provincial Comprehensive Eye Care Cell/ PICO) is continuing its activities to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness…

Zambian NGOs Stronger Together for World Sight Day

World Sight Day 2016: Stronger together The World Sight Day is a global annual event that is commemorated by the Ministries of Health and other organisations working in the area of Eye Health. Like minded organisations gather together in celebrating this day and this makes it easier for the organisations to work together in delivering…

Creating partnerships between eye health & diabetes departments to treat Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy will contribute greatly to the burden of blindness in Indonesia unless steps are taken to screen the millions of Indonesians with diabetes routinely, and provide treatment to those identified with diabetic retinopathy.  With funds from Standard Chartered Bank through its Seeing is Believing Programme, Helen Keller International (HKI) has helped to establish diabetic…

SiB Sustainability: CBM East Africa

Towards sustainability – Child eye health in East Africa The SIB Child Eye Health Programme for East Africa (SIB-CEHP/ EA) is in its third year of implementation and focuses on strengthening child eye care services in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya. The programme has established referral systems in targeted project locations across East Africa. A typical…

IAPB and PAHO to hold workshop on Universal Eye Care

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Lima, Peru – A joint workshop on Universal Eye Care in Residency Programmes is being held between Pan American Health Organization and IAPB in Lima on August 8, 2017. This workshop is to bring together the Heads of Residency programmes from across Central and Southern America. The focus will be on discussing mechanisms to improve…

Seeing is Believing launches Phase 3 Innovation Fund

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release 24 July 2017, London – Standard Chartered’s Seeing is Believing programme, a collaboration between the bank and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), has launched the third phase of its Innovation Fund, expanding four existing projects and awarding grants to six new projects. Launched in 2013, the fund encourages innovators…

LSHTM looking for a Project Coordinator

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases Salary:   £33,006 to £37,889 per annum inclusive Closing Date:   Tuesday 15 August 2017 Interview Date:   Thursday 31 August 2017  Reference:  ITD-CRD-40 Opening for a Project Coordinator to work with the Disability and Eye Health Group (DEHG).   The successful applicant will be responsible for providing proactive…

Ellis Potter, Recipient of Brien Holden Humanitarian Award

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Dr. Ellis Potter, former President of VOSH/International has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the The American Academy of Optometry’s Brien Holden Humanitarian Award. The award, honoring the memory and work of Professor Brien Holden, PhD, DSc, FAAO, recognizes an individual or organization who has made significant contributions to improve eye care within a country…