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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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Nominations open for Her Abilities Award 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

Nominations are open for Her Abilities Award 2019. The global award launched in 2018 to celebrate the achievements of women with disabilities in the areas of Health & Education, Rights, Arts, Culture, and Sports. The last day to send nominations is 21 June 2019. Her Abilities, a Light for the World initiative, is inspired and…

Vacancy: Eye Health Officer (Ghana)

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

Vision for a Nation Foundation (VFAN) is looking to fill the position of an Eye Health Officer in Ghana. The successful candidate must have the legal right to live and work in Ghana indefinitely. The purpose of the Eye Health Officer is to support the Eye Health Lead to train Ghana Health Service (GHS) staff to…

Noor Dubai advocates for gender balance in eye healthcare in light of International Women’s Day

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

Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2018: In celebration of International Women’s Day, Noor Dubai Foundation (Noor Dubai) highlighted its efforts in promoting gender balance in eye healthcare in developing countries. Noor Dubai Foundation aims to empower women through the gift of sight in line with the directives of the UAE government and the United Nations 2030…

Vacancy: Governance and Compliance Manager

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

Orbis is looking for a Governance and Compliance Manager based out of London, UK. The Role You will be responsible for a portfolio that covers Trustee governance, regulatory compliance, legal agreements, policy development, data protection and risk management.  Working across departments you will ensure that Orbis UK complies with UK legal and regulatory requirements.  You will…

Singapore to host IAPB General Assembly in 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.
Organisation: IAPB

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness’ (IAPB) 11th General Assembly (11GA) will be held in Singapore from 12th-14thOctober 2020. The Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) will be hosting 11GA in “The Lion City”. Immediate Release: The next edition of the premier global event on public health and eye care, the 11th IAPB General Assembly,…

Press Release: IAPB and Partners Focus on Glaucoma

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 Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), with support from Allergan, launch “Focus On: Glaucoma”, a new initiative to mark World Glaucoma Week 2019. Immediate release:This World Glaucoma Week (10-16 March, 2019) IAPB is partnering with international organizations and experts…

Focus On Glaucoma Webinar: South East Asia

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
As part of our activities to mark World Glaucoma Week 2019, IAPB presents four webinars to cover the regions of North America, Africa, South East Asia and China/West Pacific for members and partnering organisations to take part in during 10-16 March 2018. The South East Asia Webinar will discuss delivering glaucoma care in a rural setting,…

Focus On Glaucoma Webinar: Africa

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
As part of our activities to mark World Glaucoma Week 2019, IAPB presents four webinars to cover the regions of North America, Africa, South East Asia and China/West Pacific for members and partnering organisations to take part in during 10-16 March 2018. The Africa Webinar will focus on Open Angle Glaucoma: Timing: March 13th – 15:00-16:00…

WHO Afro releases Core Competencies for the Eye Health Workforce

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

WHO Afro has released the Core competencies for the Eye Health Workforce in the WHO African region. The majority of countries in sub-Saharan Africa are facing a severe crisis of skilled health workforce shortages that could impede the realization of Universal Health Coverage, especially in specialized fields such as eye health. This policy document is…

Book: Innovative Approaches in the Delivery of Primary and Secondary Eye care

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

“Innovative Approaches in the Delivery of Primary and Secondary Eye care”, edited by Dr. Rohit C Khanna (LVPEI), Dr. Gullapalli N Rao (LVPEI) and Dr. Srinivas Marmamula (LVPEI) is now available in the global market. It is published by Springer with Dr. Arun D. Singh (USA) as the series editor. This books has 12 Chapters…

Vacancy: Medical Director

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

Unique Leadership role for a qualified Ophthalmologist Position open for the first time in 20 Years! Permanent position, based in Australia (other locations may be considered) For the first time in 20 years, The Fred Hollows Foundation are looking to find their next Medical Director.   This is a unique opportunity for a qualified ophthalmologist to…

Global Vision Database Project Funded For 5 years

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 Vision Loss Expert Group’s Global Vision Database project has secured funding for a further 5 years. Recent generous funding by Brien Holden Vision Institute, Fondation Théa, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Heidelberg University, Sightsavers, and Lions Clubs International Foundation has meant the group can continue its activities to maintain the Global Vision Database and provide global updates on prevalence…

Vacancy: Chief Global Officer

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

SightLife is seeking an experienced Chief Global Officer (CGO). The global health organization is looking for a chief global officer capable of maintaining their status as the world leader in addressing corneal blindness in an ever-changing landscape, not only with a proven track record of health systems development in low and middle income countries, but…

A new global data project on human tissue use in corneal transplantation

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 Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations (GAEBA) announces a long-term project to capture annual data on corneal transplants, corneal donations and tissue movement across countries – with other data sets potentially to follow. “Right now, we do not have access to global rates regarding corneal transplantation, donation or utility” says GAEBA Representative, Dr. Graeme…

The Holman Prize 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 Holman Prize supports three legally blind individuals (up to USD 25,000) to explore the world “and push their limits”.  The prize is meant for blind applicants who are “willing to probe their environment and eager to savor the richness of a world that is so often thought of as inaccessible to the blind. This…

VISION 2020 India’s 15th National Conference

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

VISION 2020 INDIA 15th national conference will be focusing on community ophthalmology. The conference will be held on 8 & 9 June 2019 at Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The conference is a sought-after platform for sharing skills, enhancing knowledge and networking with peers and the sessions focus more on the aspects of community ophthalmology –…

WASH + NNN Launch How To Guide for NTDs

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 Health Organization, in collaboration with the NTDs NGO Network (NNN) WASH Working Group, has published a toolkit, WASH and Health Working Together: a practical guide for Neglected Tropical Disease programmes, to drive successful, multisectoral partnerships between the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and neglected tropical disease (NTD) sectors, mobilize resources, and design, implement…

Uganda’s First Batch of Optometrists

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

Today marks the momentous occasion of Uganda’s first batch of optometrists graduating at Makerere University in Kampala after completing the first optometry degree ratified in Uganda. The graduating optometrists are the first locally trained optometrists for their country and will act as the primary eye carers for optometry services for the population. Uganda is one…

Sad News: Uduak Udom

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 Council of Optometry has announced the sad news that their Immediate Past President, optometric colleague and friend, Dr. Uduak Udom has passed away after a long and courageous battle with illness. Dr Udom was also an IAPB Eye Health Hero–one of our very first. The WCO notice notes her commitment to the organisation…

Applications and Scholarships for 2019/20 MSc Public Health for Eye Care at LSHTM

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 annual MSc Public Health for Eye Care (MSc PHEC) is currently accepting applications for the 2019/20 (starting September 2019) through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine online application system. This course aims to provide eye health professionals with the public health knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in…