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

WHA73: Our challenge for a new decade

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

Isaac Newton once said, “if I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”. When we look back through history, significant periods of change are marked by a series of turning points and the gradual embracing of new ideas as normal. as we reflect on the past two decades…

Rethinking global health means including eye-health

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

Countries have agreed today to adopt a new resolution on vision in an effort to reach the 1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to vital eye care services. More than 1 billion people are living with blindness or a vision impairment because they do not have access to basic services as simple…

WHO issues guidance to support the resumption of NTD activities in the context of COVID-19

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

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued interim guidance for the implementation of mass treatment interventions, active case-finding campaigns and population-based surveys in the context of COVID-19 as of 27 July 2020. This interim guidance supersedes earlier guidance published in May 2020. The latest guidance note was developed to inform health authorities, NTD programme managers…

Vacancy: Fred Hollows Foundation NZ Ophthalmologist and Senior Lecturer

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

Rewarding teaching role with an international and well-recognised NGO             • Be part of a great team and help to eliminate avoidable blindness in Papua New Guinea The Fred Hollows Foundation PNG is recruiting to fill a newly established role of Fred Hollows Foundation NZ Ophthalmologist and Senior Lecturer (OST)…

Video: WHO and the World Report on Vision

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB
IAPB’s CEO Peter Holland hosted this webinar on WHO’s work building on the recommendations of the World Report on Vision.  Peter spoke to Dr. Alarcos Cieza, United Head, Sensory Functions, Disability and Rehabilitation, WHO and Stuart Keel, Technical Officer, Blindness Prevention, WHO. Speakers Chair: Peter Holland Chief Executive Officer, IAPB Speaker: Dr.  Alarcos Cieza United…

World Report on Vision Launch in Canada

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

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and the Canadian Ophthalmology Society (COS) held the Canadian launch of the World Report on Vision (WRV) to discuss equitable access to eye health care as part of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society 2020 Annual Meeting on Friday, June 26. The event was also co-sponsored by Canadian…

Community Eye Health Journal: COVID-19 issue and smartphone app

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

The Community Eye Health Journal (CEHJ) is a quarterly publication sent free to over 22,000 health care providers worldwide, mainly in Africa, for over 30 years. Our peer-reviewed articles are written by experts and combine clinical topics with public health approaches such as research, planning, management, technology, advocacy and training. New: COVID-19 issue Due to…

Announcing a new global project on eye health financing

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

Over the next two months, a project will run that aims to summarise the extent to which eye care services are included in health insurances packages throughout the world, including Africa. The project is being run as part of the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health which aims to inform priorities for global…

Update of the IAPB Vision Atlas

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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; highlights the opportunities to eliminate some blinding conditions; and warns of emerging threats that, if ignored, could reverse the progress that has been made in reducing…

FACO Caribe

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

Facocaribe 2020, la magia de la visión Barranquilla no deja de destacar a nivel mundial, su crecimiento y desarrollo la ha convertido en una ciudad referente de turístico, industria y en el 2020 de salud visual. Desde el 5 al 7 marzo la ciudad estuvo llena de “magia” con FACOCARIBE en su VII versión, la…

Uso De Inteligencia Artificial En Oftalmología: Todo un desafío

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

El uso de la inteligencia artificial y el desarrollo de algoritmos, conocido como aprendizaje profundo, son nuevas tecnologías que se han ido incorporando a nuestra practica medica y que ha permitido grandes avances no solo en la detección de enfermedades, diferenciando una imagen normal de una anormal, sino tambien ayuda en la toma de decisiones…

Prevent Blindness Holds Successful 9th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

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

CHICAGO (July 16, 2020)- Prevent Blindness, the US oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, held the 9th annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit as a virtual event on July 15, 2020.  This year’s Summit included a variety of presentations and discussions related to the theme, “An Eye to the Future” with…

Academia IMO

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

Te invitamos a conocer Academia IMO la nueva plataforma de formación de salud visual en Latinoamérica. Aquí podrás encontrar nuestra Aula Virtual, en donde contamos con un catálogo de cursos, sin costo, que otorgan puntos ante el Consejo Mexicano de Oftalmología y que se actualiza constantemente para brindarte nuevo contenido. Academia IMO una nueva forma…

Un ejemplo de compromiso: Segunda parte

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

Primera Parte: “Voyages of Captain Cook of Madurai – (1996 – 2015)” https://www.iapb.org/news/noticias-boletin-trimestral-marzo-2020/ The sixth voyage was to Kingston Jamaica West Indies in April 2005, invited by Orbis International, USA, well known for their flying eye hospital. The participants were many countries of Caribbean Islands. The different organization involved in running the programme is shown in the…

Una triste noticia

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

El Dr. Pararajasegaram, ex asesor y consultor regional de la OMS y ex presidente de la Agencia Internacional para la Prevención de la Ceguera, ya no existe. Para, como lo llamaron con cariño muchos en el sector del cuidado de la vista, fue mentor y defensor de muchos programas y organizaciones de cuidado de la…

Lista estándar de IAPB / Esquema de proveedores valorados

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

Recientemente lanzamos el Esquema de Proveedores / Lista Estándar de IAPB que tiene como objetivo ayudar a los compradores a tomar decisiones informadas de los Proveedores Valorados de IAPB. Actualmente tenemos 24 proveedores registrados y pronto habrá más a bordo. Para obtener más información sobre la Lista estándar de IAPB / Esquema de proveedores valorados,…

Día mundial de la Visión 2020 – “Hope in sight” – 8 de octubre

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

No olvides la fecha: 8 de octubre de 2020 ¿Cómo lo celebrarán en tu país? Comparte con nosotros tus iniciativas y reportes. (fmartinezcastro@prodigy.net.mx) La IAPB anualmente nos envía el logotipo y promocionales oficiales electrónicos, en cuanto los recibamos los enviaremos a toda Latino América a través de las Sociedades Nacionales de Cada País.

HRH The Countess of Wessex Joins Launch of Eye Health Heroes 2020

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

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex joined the launch of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness’ (IAPB) Eye Health Heroes programme – a new annual development programme to celebrate and nurture young and upcoming talent in the eye health sector. The goal of the programme is to provide a unique sector-wide opportunity…

Videos: HRH The Countess of Wessex Talks to Eye Health Heroes

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

COVID-19 – any silver lining? What does it mean to be an Eye Health Hero? COVID-19 – What has changed? The Way Forward Disabilities and COVID-19 Nominate Eye Health Heroes!

VISION 2020 and Me: Victoria Sheffield

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

Victoria Sheffield is IAPB’s Vice-President. She headed International Eye Foundation for many years and played a key role in launching VISION 2020. Victoria discusses some of the achievements of VISION 2020 in this ‘Vision Excellence‘ blog series to mark the end of VISION 2020. What was VISION 2020’s impact on eye care and service delivery?…