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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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New Director of Programmes and Advocacy at Light for the World

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

Jess Blijkers has taken office as the new International Director of Programmes and Advocacy at Light for the World since 15th April 2020. She replaces Sabine Rehbichler, who is pursuing further education. Jess has been working at Light for the World since April 2011 in different functions, from Advocacy and Awareness Raising, to coordinating the…

Impact of COVID-19 on eye care in SEA region

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
COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on eye care delivery across the globe. Country chairs and directors list out the specific impact in their countries. Bangladesh In terms of NGO eye hospital operations across the country, a brief is given below and the government has already issued a guideline and it been strictly followed. All…

BHVI and the Brien Holden Foundation: Building enduring strategies for recovery from COVID-19

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

In this year of unprecedented change and recalibration, BHVI and the Brien Holden Foundation have worked together to ensure that their staff and programmes receive the support they need. To enhance the work of both organisations and focus the strengths of existing staff, a senior management reshuffle has been announced. Tim Fricke, who was appointed…

Dr. K. Zaman BNSB Eye Hospital continuing their services during the Covid-19 pandemic

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 (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on 11th March 2020. Like the rest of the world, Bangladesh is also facing the toll of this highly transmissible zoonotic disease. The spread can be delayed or more precisely flattened by isolation of cases, quarantine of contacts and social distancing of non-infected people. Bangladesh…

Webinar: Eye health and COVID-19: the response at United Nations

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
We are also delighted to announce a webinar on "Eye health and COVID-19: the response at United Nations" with Ambassador Aubrey Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the UN, and Chair of the UN Friends of Vision; Robert Skinner, Executive Director at UN Office for Partnerships and will be led by Jessica Crofts-Lawrence, Head of…

Webinar: Cost Effective Innovations in 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
Jude Stern, Head of Knowledge at IAPB will be hosting our third COVID-19 webinar on Cost-effective innovations in eye care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jude will be speaking to Dr Renjaraj Venkatesh from Aravind Eye Hospital and Guan Chengdong from Orbis International. Webinar Date: 20 May 2020 Time: 1200 hrs, IST Register for free

International Nurses’ Day : Experiences from Spain and Barbados

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 International Nurse’s Day, accounts from Spain and Barbados... Javier Medina Hello! I am a nurse in Spain, specifically in Southern Spain, in Seville. I work in a private health clinic, which belongs to a national network of clinics dedicated exclusively to ophthalmology called Miranza. We carry out all kind of interventions related to ophthalmology,…

Message from Seva Foundation on COVID-19

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
Seva Foundation had an eye on COVID-19 since January 2020 when their Executive Director, Kate Moynihan invited Dr. Larry Brilliant, Seva co-founder, and former WHO Smallpox program worker, to give a webinar to colleagues from around the world. Seva Foundation’s roots are in the smallpox program of the 1970s, as many of Seva founders worked…

Eye Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

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
Aravind Eye Care System has also produced COVID 19 Clinical Protocols AECS to prevent COVID-19.

Message from Light for the World on COVID-19

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
Light for the World is a global disability & development organization, breaking down barriers to enrich society and unlock the potential among the people they serve. The  current focus countries include Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Uganda. One of the key areas for Light for the World is to strengthen comprehensive eye health services in…

Disability Inclusive Community Action – COVID-19 Matrix

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
To support CBM’s Community-Based Inclusive Development (CBID) partners, a “Disability Inclusive Community Action – COVID-19 Matrix” has been developed with the aim to provide community programmes guidance on possible action points in community development and mobilization in relation to COVID-19 preparedness and response. The matrix is not intended to be a comprehensive implementation tool. It…

Message from Ver Bien on COVID-19

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
We have been following the progress of the virus since the crisis in China began and when it arrived in the United States we began to seriously think about what we should do. On March 13, our optometrists in Mexico City came together for a work meeting and were told that we were contemplated suspending…

Webinar: Digital Technologies and COVID-19

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
IAPB's Head of Knowledge, Jude Stern will be hosting our second COVID-19 webinar on digital technologies and how they can help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jude will be speaking to Prof Tien Yin Wong, Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Centre.   Webinar Date: 19 May 2020 Time: 1615 hrs, Singapore time Register for free

Combat Blindness International Receives $80,000 Grant from The Allergan Foundation

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

Press Release Madison, Wis. May 5, 2020 — Combat Blindness International (CBI) is pleased to announce that it has received an $80,000 grant from The Allergan Foundation to boost CBI’s efforts to alleviate preventable blindness in low-income countries. Specifically, Allergan’s funding will expand CBI’s International Pediatric Programme providing free vision screenings and glasses, which on…

Reach Out Programme for COVID-19

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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Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre, based out of Kolkata, West Bengal, India has initiated ‘Reach Out Programme for Eye Emergency’ in India due to circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic To address the challenge, Susrut collaborated with local Police Commissionerate (Bidhannagar Police) to identify the patients who need emergency services. Seeking support of Police…

Para: Mentor Extraordinaire

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

Dr Pararajasegaram, former WHO Regional Advisor and Consultant, and former President, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, is no more. Para, as he was fondly called by many in the eye care sector, was a mentor and supporter of many eye care programmes and organisations around the world. Para played a key role in…

The Ascend learning and innovation fund for five 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

Do you have an innovative idea to help beat neglected tropical diseases? The Ascend West and Central Africa programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), is excited to announce the launch of a new learning and innovation fund to accelerate the control and elimination efforts for up to five neglected tropical diseases…

VisionSpring Covid19 Response: Dispatch from the Field

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
In response to a new global challenge, on the day after Good Friday, eight VisionSpring India team members formed a convoy to deliver food kits to 100 of Delhi’s most vulnerable families. 18 days earlier, the Indian government had issued a strict stay at home order to over one billion people in response to COVID-19.…

Operation Eyesight’s COVID-19 Response

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
Background We are facing unprecedented times for everyone’s health and well-being. As an international development organization, Operation Eyesight’s mission is to prevent avoidable blindness and restore sight. A large part of our programming is community outreach and due to COVID19, our eye health programs in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa have shifted to respond to…

Press Release: IAPB Announces Postponement of Global Assembly 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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, 27 April 2020. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) announced today that they will postpone their flagship event, the IAPB Global Assembly, from 12-14 October 2020 to 11-13 October 2021. IAPB has been monitoring the COVID19 global pandemic and its impact closely. Keeping these developments and the risk…