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The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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The Community Eye Health Journal is now available via App

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Free access to articles in community eye health: ophthalmology, optometry, eye nursing and eye care delivery The Community Eye Health Journal (CEHJ) is now available as an app for smartphones and tablets. The CEHJ app can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store (iOS devices) and Google Play. The app provides free online…

The Lavelle Fund for the Blind Announces an Executive Director Transition

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

New York City — The Lavelle Fund for the Blind’s Board of Directors and Board President Daniel M. Callahan announce that Andrew S. Fisher, PhD, Executive Director, will retire as of March 2020.  The Board is pleased to announce that Susan Olivo, now Executive Director of the Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight Foundation, will succeed…

European Society for International Ophthalmology Congress

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The European Society for International Ophthalmology Congress will take place from November 21-23rd, 2019 at Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Genève. The deadline to register closes 10 November 2019. Notable speakers: Dr. Silvio Mariotti (WHO, CH) Prof. Serge Resnikoff (ICO, ICTC, OPC, CH) Dr. Heiko Philippin (CBM, Unifr, DE) Dr. Hyacinthe Atobian (Swiss…

XOVA 2019 Winners

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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XOVA is an award programme sponsored by Novartis Pharma AG. XOVA is intended for medical specialists who have devised initiatives that are expected to have significant impact on unmet needs in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. This year 134 non-profit eye health initiatives from 35 countries were submitted to the eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision…

Applications open for XOVA eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Awards

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Realize your vision. Save theirs. Now open for applications! XOVA is intended for medical specialists who have devised initiatives that are expected to have significant impact on unmet needs in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. The objective of XOVA is to provide grants for non-profit initiatives and projects to improve the quality of eye…

Vacancy: International Ophthalmology Fellow at NHS Fife

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

NHS Fife is seeking an international ophthalmology fellow for 12 months. The purpose of the job is to develop general ophthalmic skills but in particular phacoemulsification proficiency. This post is based at Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline, with a commitment to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy. You will join a well established team of 9 Consultant Ophthalmologists, 4…

The Graham Quinn Memorial Fellowship: Experiences from an NICU

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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The Graham Quinn Memorial Fellowship provided two Armenian neonatologists and one Armenian NICU nurse to attend a two-week neonatal fellowship in England in March 2019. All participants spent the first week, March 4-8, 2019, at the neonatal unit (NICU) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, England under the direction of NICU nurse instructor Julie Flanagan…

Inaugural World Ophthalmic Nursing Forum

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

This event is supported by ophthalmic nursing associations and networks around the world. It will offer nurses the first opportunity to meet on the global stage, and network with a wide range of colleagues across global eye care. The Forum is free to nurses who register to attend the IAPB Global Assembly scheduled for the…

Ophthalmic Nurses in Philippines form peer Association

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

On October 6, 2019, nurses came together to form an Ophthalmic Nurses Association for The Philippines. While there are many nurses who work in Ophthalmology in the Philippines, Ophthalmic Nursing as a distinct specialty is still not recognized. The aim of this fledgling group called, the Philippine Ophthalmic Nurses Assocation (PhONA) is to define the…

United Nations Ambassadors and Global NGOs Dine in the Dark at the UN, Calling for Action as WHO Vision Report Predicts Skyrocketing Vision Loss Tied to 21st Century Population Aging

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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The immersive dining experience featured a menu curated by Christine Hà, the first-ever blind contestant and winner of FOX’s MasterChef New York, NEW YORK (October 25, 2019) – On Wednesday night, the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA), the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), and the Permanent Mission of Antigua and…

White Cane Day 2019

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The World Blind Union (WBU) joins the rest of the world in observing White Cane Safety Day on Tuesday 15th October 2019. White Cane Safety Day reminds the world of the importance of the White Cane as a tool for independent living for blind and partially sighted persons. The World Blind Union takes this opportunity…

New Executive Director appointed at Brien Holden Vision Institute

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Brien Holden Vision Institute is embarking on a new strategic roadmap for their organization. They have announced Tim Fricke as acting Executive Director of their social enterprise delivering improved eye care to those most in need in Australia and across the world. Tim will manage the team while Executive Director Leigh Cleave fulfils her lifelong…

Light for the World beam message of hope for the blind and visually impaired at World Museum

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

For World Sight Day, Light for the World drew attention to the façade of the Weltmuseum in Vienna last night with an impressive video projection. For this occasion, media artist Alexander Sikanda depicted visually impaired and blind people from Africa into the light of his 3D video mapping, visited by numerous visitors came despite the…

Lions Clubs International Foundation SightFirst Grants 2020

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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The deadline to submit Letters of Intent (LOI) for the 2020 SightFirst Research Program is December 2, 2019. The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) provides funds to support public health research initiatives that evaluate and directly influence the operation of the SightFirst program, Lions’ premier initiative to strengthen eye care systems in underserved communities. SightFirst Research…

WHO Launches the World Report on Vision

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) launches this crucial framework for eye health delivery on the eve of World Sight Day 2019. Dr Alarcos Cieza speaking at the launch of the World Report on Vision in Geneva.  The World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners from the eye health sector, including the International Agency for the…

Vision 2020 USA to hold Annual World Sight Day Briefing on Oct. 17, 2019

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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As part of World Sight Day events, on Thurs., Oct. 17, 2019, Vision 2020 USA will be holding an educational luncheon briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building, 2075 from noon to 1 p.m. According to Prevent Blindness, by 2050, the impaired and blind populations are projected to reach 7.3 million (2.4 times higher than…

New programme to improve school eye health in Sierra Leone

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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Press Release: Vision Aid Overseas is proud to announce the launch of a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded School-Based Child Eye Health Programme in Sierra Leone. This boost to eye health comes along in addition to another new phase of work begun in 2019, which focuses on primary eye care. Good vision and…

VOSH/International announces new President

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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VOSH/International has appointed Daniel Twelkar as the new President. He will take-over at the 27th VOSH Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida on October 27. Twelker’s exceptional humanitarian activities will also be acknowledged in Orlando by the American Academy of Optometry. Twelker has been awarded the Academy’s Brien Holden Humanitarian Award. Dr. Twelker is also President…

Sanduk Ruit honoured with Nepal’s Prime Minister National Talent Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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Senior ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit has been honoured with Nepal’s Prime Minister National Talent Award-2075. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari awarded Dr Ruit amidst a special ceremony organised by the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. The award carries a purse of Rs 500,000 and a citation. The government on 3 December 2017 had…

New CEO at ICO

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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The ICO Board of Trustees announced Ivo Kocur MD MSc MA MBA— a high profile, results-oriented leader — is ICO’s new Chief Executive Officer. An accomplished senior Medical Officer with the World Health Organization responsible for the global eye health agenda, Ivo carries with him more than 20 years of experience in public, private, and…