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Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

NIH Genetics Training programme for LMIC Ophthalmologists

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA has announced the 2nd International Summit in Human Genetics and Genomics, hosted at NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, USA from Aug 30th -Sept. 30th, 2017.  Several NIH institutes/ICs, including the National Eye Institute (NEI), are participating in this NIH-wide training programme. Applications for the month-long training programme for qualified…

Jobs: Fundraising Officer

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Fundraising Officer – 9 month contract 3 days per week C.£35,000 (pro rata) plus benefits London WC1E 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 irreparable vision…

Memories from 10GA

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB’s 10th General Assembly (10GA), the premier global event discussing public health issues related to blindness and visual impairment, has been a grand success. Catering to every eye health professional – ophthalmologists, optometrists, other eye health professionals, development and public health experts, key opinion leaders, procurement specialists, CEOs, eye care equipment manufacturers – 10GA brought…

Landmark study reveals adults with Diabetes at unnecessary risk of vision loss

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The DR Barometer – a study of almost 7,000 adults with diabetes and health care professionals from 41 countries highlights the urgent need for clear patient care pathways and robust, responsive health systems around the world to prevent unnecessary vision loss associated with diabetes. Approximately one in three adults with diabetes worldwide – up to…

IAPB Awards honour collaboration and contributions to eye care

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB’s 10th General Assembly, the premier global event discussing clinical and public health issues related to blindness and vision impairment, honoured key eye care professionals and organisations for their contributions to blindness prevention. Immediate Release: The late Prof Brien Holden, founder of the Brien Holden Vision Institute and an extraordinary champion for eye health and…

Orbis and He Eye Hospital partner in Shenyang, China

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The new Orbis Flying Eye Hospital will conduct its first ever medical and clinical programme in Shenyang, China in cooperation with He University Eye Hospital and the National Training Base for the Prevention of Blindness of P.R.China. The programme will feature training across a wide variety of pediatric and adult eye diseases for ophthalmologists, bio-medical engineers,…

Call for Papers: Ophthalmic Epidemiology

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Focus Issue on Gender and Eye Care It is now well-recognized that there is inequity in vision loss and eye disease between men and women. While the main reason for the differences in most of the world is inequity in use of eye care services, biological factors and differential mortality rates also contribute. Research on…

International Workshop on Cataract Prevention and Treatment

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

AIER Eye Hospital, China’s largest ophthalmic institution, is hosting an international training workshop to improve cataract treatment for blindness prevention. The course will be delivered in Changsa, Hunan Province with instruction in English. The course will run for 20 days from 17 October until 5 November 2016. International workshops like these have been held in China since…

IAPB Regional Chair Nominees finalised

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Seven nominees including three incumbents have been nominated for Regional Chair positions across IAPB’s seven regions. For two regions, Africa and Western Pacific, regional elections were held to choose the preferred candidate among the nominees. Here is the list of Regional Chair nominees who will be formally appointed as Chairs for the seven regions at the…

IAPB and L’OCCITANE Foundation announce ‘Eye Health Heroes’ 2016

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Eye Health Heroes 2016 initiative will recognize and celebrate frontline staff whose work in the field and engagement with the community makes a real difference in restoring sight. This second instalment of the Heroes initative (we honoured 18 Heroes during the 9th General Assembly in 2012) will look to fete ‘Heroes’ nominated by IAPB…

Take the survey on ‘Sustainability’ in eye care

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Climate change represents the biggest global public health threat of the 21st Century and the provision of healthcare can have a negative impact on the environment. Many industries and organisations are now measuring their carbon footprint and the detrimental impact of their practices on the local health of their populations. Some have developed successful strategies…

The L’OCCITANE Sight Awards 2016

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The L’OCCITANE Foundation, in partnership with the IAPB and the ICO, is launching two L’OCCITANE Sight Awards. Two grants of €50,000 each this year will be dedicated to fight avoidable blindness in developing countries, for research and innovation. A prize of 50,000€ awarded to an ophthalmologist every two years to honor their work and give…

Half the world to be short-sighted by 2050

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue, says a study published in the journal Ophthalmology this week. 5 billion to be short-sighted (myopic) by the year 2050 One in ten…

Eye Care included in Key WHO Human Resource Strategy

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently released a draft global health strategy for human resources titled “Global strategy on human resources for health: Workforce 2030 (download below)”. Crucially, this strategy makes specific reference to eye health workers and specialist heath workers (Background #16), and, in Annex 2, includes cataract as one of 12 tracer indicators.…

Sightsavers CEO honoured

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

International development charity Sightsavers’ CEO Dr Caroline Harper has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year 2016 Honours List issued by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. The honour is in recognition of Dr Harper’s services to visually impaired people.  Dr Harper has led Sightsavers for…

An Accessible GAP document

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The WHO Global Action Plan document (“Universal Eye Health: a Global Action Plan 2014-19”), approved in 2013, is now the most important strategic document in eye health. One of its core principles is the idea of universal eye health, which includes rehabilitative health services as well. The WHO, many member states and almost all eye…

LVPEI announces 2016 CEH courses

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The L V Prasad Eye Institute has announced its Community Eye Health courses for 2016. Courses offered include: Diploma in Community Eye Health (starting 1 March 2016) Certificate course in Community Eye Health The institute offers courses in Community Eye Health to impart participants with knowledge, skills and attitude required to better manage comprehensive eye…