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Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Bid to win Seeing is Believing-Liverpool Football Cup (LFC) shirt

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Standard Chartered Bank is running an auction for limited edition Liverpool Football Cup (LFC) squad signed LFC-Seeing is Believing (SiB) shirt from the 2016 season on eBay. All proceeds from the LFC shirt sale to go to Seeing is Believing and help fight avoidable blindness. The auction will run from 14 July – 20 July. The…

Record-breaking numbers of surgeries and drug distributions result in trachoma decline

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

A Trachomatous Trichiasis  (TT) Case finder examines a child’s eyes in Kenya’s Mara district. An increase in surgeries and drug distribution programmes are contributing to a steady decline in trachoma prevalence, the latest progress report from the World Health Organization Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 (GET2020 Alliance) shows. The WHO Weekly Epidemiological Record,…

Grants for new Online Eye Banking Course

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Grants are available for an new online eye banking course, a Specialist Certificate qualification course for Eye Banking, led by CERA and the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations. Developed by leading international experts in this sector, the Graduate Certificate in Eye Banking is a self-paced online course conveniently mapped out across 3 subjects, allowing completion…

Vision Aid Overseas launches urgent Appeal for Ethiopia

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Vision Aid Overseas has launched an urgent appeal to help train and support 20 final year optometry students at Hawassa University College of Health and Medical Sciences in Ethiopia. With fewer than three qualified optometrists per million in Ethiopia, the charity is seeking to raise a minimum of £9, 950 to help provide essential practical…

Academy Award for Optometry School Development to Luigi Bilotto

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release – Orlando, United States Luigi Bilotto from the Brien Holden Vision Institute has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the American Academy of Optometry-Essilor Award for Outstanding International Contributions to Optometry. As Director of Education at Brien Holden Vision Institute, Luigi has a vision to address uncorrected refractive error – the major cause…

Orbis Africa hiring Director of Programme

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Orbis International is hiring a Director of Programme. Orbis has been one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the improvement of eye health globally since it was founded in 1982. In Sub-Saharan Africa, Orbis works on Comprehensive Eye Health, Child Eye Health and Human Resources for Eye Health. Orbis Africa have their office in…

WHA70 Member State Side Event: Towards Universal Eye Health

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

70th World Health Assembly Member State Side Event Towards Universal Eye Health: Taking stock of progress against the Global Action Plan – what’s working and where to from here? Thursday 25 May 2017 12.30pm – 2.00pm Room XXIV (24), Palais des Nations, Geneva Lunch and refreshments will be provided and there will be simultaneous translation…

Latest vision estimates at ARVO 2017

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology holds its annual global eye research conference in Baltimore, USA this year, (7-11 May 2017). The latest estimates for global blindness and vision impairment will be presented by The Vision Loss Expert Group (VLEG) in scientific sessions that includes a Special Interest Group entitled “Global Prevalence of Blindness and Vision…

Subscribe to Community Eye Health Journal (South Asia edition)

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Community Eye Health Journal has announced a new edition: the Community Eye Health Journal South Asia Edition reaching out to readers in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India exclusively. It is a quarterly publication, aimed to ensure that up‐to‐date and relevant information reaches eye care workers of all levels in these countries where the…

IAPB Vision Atlas 2017: Call for case studies

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The IAPB Vision Atlas brings together the latest data and evidence related to avoidable blindness and sight loss; tells the story behind the numbers; presents solutions, and good practice and highlights the opportunities to eliminate some blinding conditions. On World Sight Day 2017, IAPB and member organisations will announce the latest global data on blindness and vision loss…

Orbis China Child Eye Health

Consistent monitoring and evaluating activity implementation is vital to ensure the quality of this project. We have been conducting it through multiple approaches. Firstly, on-site observation & check has been applied to monitor school screening. For example, project hospitals were asked to screen 50-70 randomly chosen students who were already screened by teachers to compare…

10GA Videos: Symposia

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The IAPB 10th General Assembly was a great opportunity to come together, share knowledge and strengthen alliances. You can now access the three Symposia videos, below:  Symposium 1: Better health for Africa: the critical shortage of health workers Symposium 1: Better health for Africa: the critical shortage of health workers from IAPB on Vimeo.  …

BCPB Grants 2017

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness supports research into the prevention of blindness in low and low-middle income countries throughout the world. Closing date: 6 October 2017                                                 Grants are offered…

World Water Day

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

22nd March 2017 is World Water Day; a UN-designated ‘day’ which sees widespread support from across the world. Emphasizing WASH: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, the day is important for the eye care sector as well.  Indeed, providing clean water not only eliminates Neglected Tropical Diseases like trachoma, it also dramatically improves general health indicators and…

IAPB Italy marks World Glaucoma Week

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

90 Italian cities have marked World Glaucoma Week (12 to 18 March 2017) with a variety of events. Promoted by IAPB Italy and arranged with the local support from the Italian Blind Union, these events included: free ophthalmic check-ups in 50 cities, both in eye care facilities and mobile ophthalmic units. nearly 30 meetings discussing…

Job listing: Regional Programme Manager – WPR

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Regional Programme Manager – Western Pacific Region Highly competitive salary and benefits Melbourne or Sydney location Permanent Contract The IAPB leads international efforts to prevent blindness. Our vision is a world in which everyone has access to the best possible standard of eye health; where no one is needlessly visually impaired; and where those with…