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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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ICEH’s free online course on Eliminating Trachoma starts Jan 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 International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are re-running the successful free online course on Eliminating Trachoma from January 14, 2019.   This course aims to inform and support the personnel implementing and managing trachoma programmes at a district and community level. Additionally, the course will provide insights from stakeholders,…

ICEH’s Course on Diabetic Eye Disease: Strengthening Services to Prevent Blindness

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 International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine free online course on Diabetic Eye Disease: Strengthening Services to Prevent Blindness starts 7 January 2019. In this online course, you will learn the key facts about diabetic eye disease and its management, and how health teams and people with diabetes can…

ICEH’s free online course on Global Blindness starts Jan 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 International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are re-running the successful free online course on Global Blindness from 7 January 2019. The course will explore practical, tried and tested approaches for strengthening local eye health services, in resource limited settings. It is also available in French, Spanish and Portuguese.…

Call for Nominations for 2019 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

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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Prevent Blindness invites nominations for the 2019 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. The Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health is presented annually to an individual, team, or organisation that has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health related to vision and eye health at…

Diabetes related vision problems a concern in PNG capital

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 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 30 October 2018: A study of diabetic retinopathy and diabetes in the National Capital District (NCD) of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has found high rates of vision related disease and undiagnosed diabetes.1 Published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, the research estimates that almost 50% of those 50 years…

First Vietnamese-trained optometrists herald new hope for Vietnam’s national eye health

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 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 8 November 2018: Today‘s date will be remembered in history as the momentous day the optometry profession emerged in Vietnam. Spirits are soaring in Ho Chi Minh City as the first Vietnamese-trained optometrists graduate from the first school of optometry. The initial twelve optometrist graduates, emerging today as…

Dr. Rand Carpenter joins MDP

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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Dr. Rand Carpenter, a medical epidemiologist,  has joined as the Deputy Director of the Mectizan® Donation Program. He is primarily responsible for managing MDP’s technical operations. This includes working with partner countries and the Mectizan Expert Committee to review applications for Mectizan and monitor the supply chain, as well as coordinating with Merck and Co.,…

Vision Aid Overseas welcomes five new Trustees

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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This September, Vision Aid Overseas welcomed five new Trustees to the Board, including new Chair, Professor Nora Colton. On Saturday 22nd September, Vision Aid Overseas expanded its Board of Trustees from seven to twelve as they welcomed five new Trustees to the charity. Each comes from varying backgrounds and their extensive experience will help to…

The Barcelona Principles now available in five languages

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 Barcelona Principles are now available in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, Portuguese-Brazilian and Spanish (Latin). The Barcelona Principles are an agreement on the use of human donated tissue for ocular transplantation, research and future technologies. They wish to acknowledge IAPB member, the Centre for Eye Research Australia for overseeing the project, and for individual languages:…

Vacancy: Faculty Teaching Ophthalmologist – Suva, Fiji

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 Fred Hollows Foundation NZ (FHFNZ) are recruiting a Faculty Teaching Ophthalmologist to join their Pacific-based programme at Pacific Eye Institute (PEI) in Suva, Fiji in 2019. The person recruited will report to the PEI Director. The Faculty Teaching Ophthalmologist will support the team by teaching, mentoring and assisting trainees. They will participate in surgical clinics…

Essilor appoints Prof Kovin Naidoo Senior Vice President of Inclusive Business, Philanthropy and Social Impact

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 (Charenton-le-Pont, France, 30 October 2018) – Essilor is proud to announce Professor Kovin Naidoo has been appointed Senior Vice President of Inclusive Business, Philanthropy and Social Impact. In this newly created position, Professor Naidoo will lead the Group’s efforts to reach the 2.5billion people living with uncorrected poor vision through inclusive business and…

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness seeks trustees

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 British Council for Prevention of Blindness (BCPB) is seeking UK-based trustees for its Board.  Trustees are required to attend three Board meetings per year in London and to participate in email discussions in between meetings. They will reimburse reasonable expenses. They are particularly interested in people with experience in law, grant-making, strategic planning, charity…

The Dubai Health Authority and Noor Dubai Foundation sign MoU to benefit those suffering from critical eye disease

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 UAE, Dubai, October 11, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Noor Dubai Foundation signed a MoU on Thursday (11 October) to benefit UAE residents in need, who are suffering from critical eye diseases or chronic diseases that may lead to visual impairment. The MoU was signed on World Sight Day, which falls on…

Ophthalmology Residents and Staff at Universities Across Canada Sweat for Sight

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 Vancouver, BC – October 11, 2018: This World Sight Day, ophthalmology residents and department staff at four universities across the country will Sweat for Sight and compete to raise money and awareness for Seva Canada’s eye care programmes in low-income countries. World Sight Day, the annual day of awareness to focus global attention…

Noticias Octubre 2018

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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Finalmente se inicia “Plan Nacional ROP México” En una ceremonia celebrada en la ciudad de Guadalajara el 17 de septiembre 2018, fue realizada la entrega de equipamiento a nivel nacional, para la atención de la Retinopatía del prematuro. A continuación la invitación para este importante evento. Reconocimiento Eye Health Heroes 2018, otorgado entre otros destacados…

El Gateo en el Niño Ciego

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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El gateo se define como el Primer movimiento armónico y simétrico con cuatro apoyos que realiza el bebéantes de su desplazamiento bípedo. El gateo es un tipo de movimiento que mejora la coordinación del bebé, que le sirve como etapa de entrenamiento previo a la bipedestación. El Dr. Carlos Gardeta Oliveros argumenta que la fase…

La historia de Visualiza

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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La historia de Visualizase remonta a nuestra niñez por la educación, enseñanza y ejemplo de nuestros Padres. De niños veíamos que nuestros Padres siempre estaban preocupados por el bienestar de los demás. Ibamos a visitar a enfermos a hospitales públicos, visitábamos niños huérfanos y ancianos en asilos; todas estas actividades fueron forjando nuestra forma de…

Degeneración Macular Relaciona a la Edad: Nuevos Retos

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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La degeneración macular relacionada a la edades una enfermedad multifactorial, caracterizada por la degeneración progresiva de los fotorreceptores, el epitelio pigmentado de la retina, la membrana de Bruchy la coriocapilaris, todas éstas, estructuras imprescindibles para el buen funcionamiento visual. Estos cambios degenerativos se presentan a nivel de la mácula, el área central de la retina,…

Avances En La Cirugía De Catarata En República Dominica

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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Los datos más recientes para las cirugías de cataratas en la República Dominicana ha sido un esfuerzo minucioso. Las fuentes de los datos son altamente confiables ya que recopilamos los datos de los hospitales públicos y del sector privado solicitando las estadísticas directamente de los jefes de cada centro individual. Se puede observar los esfuerzos…

Uso de Telemedicina Como Soporte del Programa de Residencia en el Instituto Regional de Oftalmología. Trujillo – Perú

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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En los últimos 16 años, el Instituto Regional de Oftalmología (IRO) con el apoyo de ORBIS International ha ejecutado diferentes proyectos relacionados con la prevención de ceguera, abordando aspectos de oftalmología pediátrica, catarata, retinopatía diabética, retinopatía de la prematuridad, errores de refracción y gestión hospitalaria. Orbis cuenta con un programa de educación y Telesalud denominado…