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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.
Organisation: IAPB

LVPEI Institution named after Brien Holden

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

  Hyderabad, India, 18 September 2017: Brien Holden’s influence in eye care in India has been immortalised following the inauguration of the Brien Holden Institute for Optometry and Vision Sciences by L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI). The newly named institution, which incorporates the Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, specialises in education, research, patient care and…

The ICO completes 160 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 International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) marked 160 years working to improve eye health worldwide on 13 September 2017. The organisation’s roots were first planted in 1857 when ophthalmologists from 24 countries convened in Brussels for the first International Congress of Ophthalmology. Later re-named the World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC), it is the longest continuous international medical meeting.…

Community Eye Health Courses: LVPEI 2017

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

One of the major problems in prevention, accurate diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases is the lack of trained human resources. To address this issue, the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is offering two courses in Community Eye Health. Diploma in Community Eye Health (DCEH) The course aims to impart knowledge and skills required…

Former President of Nepal to be Chief Guest at CoM

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

Honorable Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, the first and former President of the Federal Republic of Nepal, will be the Chief Guest for the inauguration ceremony of the IAPB Council of Members on 17th September 2017. Dr Yadav has served several times as a Minister of Health under different governments. Before entering into politics, he was…

CBM and Sightsavers awarded António Champalimaud Vision 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.
Organisation: IAPB

The 2017 António Champalimaud Vision Award has been jointly given to Sightsavers and CBM, two organisations with long and distinguished histories of supporting blindness prevention, alleviation and rehabilitation programmes in developing countries like Nepal, Mozambique, Uganda Ethiopia and Bangladesh. The €1,000,000 António Champalimaud Vision Award is directed to groups actively involved in fighting blindness and visual impairment in the field,…

Free online course on Eliminating Trachoma

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 with the help of its partners FutureLearn from October 2. The course development has been supported by The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust, Sightsavers and International Coalition for Trachoma Control. You…

The Fred Hollows Foundation celebrates 25 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

One of Australia’s most iconic charities, The Fred Hollows Foundation, celebrated its 25th anniversary this Sunday, 3 September. What started as a conversation among friends about the legacy of the late Professor Fred Hollows, has gone on to become an international development organisation that works in more than 25 countries and has restored sight to…

WCO announces International Optometry Award 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.
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release August 14, 2017, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. – The World Council of Optometry (WCO) has announced the winners of two prestigious international awards recognising outstanding contributions to optometry. The awards will be presented immediately preceding the 2nd World Congress of Optometry at the WCO Governing Board VIP Dinner which will be held on Sunday, September 10…

New Myopia Calculator for Practitioners

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: Sydney, Australia, 21 August 2017: A new evidence-based myopia ‘calculator’ developed by the Brien Holden Vision Institute will help support clinicians in communicating and educating patients in managing myopia appropriately. The free, simple to use web-based tool runs on a range of electronic devices and merges individual patient information with different optical and pharmacological…

Approved SightFirst Grants August 2017

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 SightFirst Advisory Committee has approved several SightFirst grants in August 2017. The approved grants are for comprehensive eye care services including cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma treatment, elimination of trachoma and river blindness, uncorrected refractive error in school-children, as well as research grants. Two SightFirst Research grants have been awarded to IAPB for Bhutan…

Abstract Submissions open for WOC 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.
Organisation: IAPB

The abstract submissions for the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) to be held in Barcelona, Spain from 16-19 June 2018 are open. The Submitted Programme will consist of Free Papers, E-Posters, E-Videos, Instruction Courses and Poster Pods in 20 subspecialty areas. There will be 48 Free Paper sessions, 60 submitted Instruction Courses and an E-Poster and…

CBM to partner with Peek 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.
Organisation: IAPB

Peek Vision and CBM are entering into partnership with the aim of using Peek technology to support and further develop CBM’s eye health and other disability work.. The 5-year partnership between CBM and Peek will see the implementation of Peek tools, such as Peek Acuity and Peek Retina, by CBM partners. It is hoped that initial pilot projects…

Vacancies : EYElliance

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

EYElliance is looking to fill three positions: Director of Institutional Partnerships, Director of Membership and Senior Development Officer. Director of Institutional Partnerships The MD/Partnerships, a new position, will play a critical role supporting EYElliance’s expanding roster of collaborations with multi- and bilateral institutions, governments, and major INGOs including USAID, the World Bank, and UNICEF. Working…

Project to tackle Trachoma in Pakistan

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

A new project to stop the spread of the painful, blinding eye-infection trachoma was launched in Pakistan. CBM will train and support over 3000 community health workers to distribute trachoma medication directly to people’s homes. Because trachoma is highly infectious, easily passed between family members through physical contact, it is vital that whole communities are…

Vacancies: Vision for a Nation Foundation (London)

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 vacancies announced. Vacancy: Head of Programmes The Head of Programmes will be responsible for the design and management of VFAN’s portfolio of programmes. The Head will have direct management of two UK based staff and all Country Directors/Project Leads as they come on board over the next 3 years. Vacancy:…

Vision Aid Overseas World Sight Day Campaign

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

With 90% of the world’s visually impaired people living in developing countries like Ghana, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Ethiopia, eye care charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) is calling on eye care practitioners across the UK to Make Vision Count this October by registering to support the Vision Aid Overseas World Sight Day Campaign 2017. Sarah…

Vision for Nation screens 2 million in Rwanda

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 (VFAN) has reached a significant milestone this month with the delivery of the 2 millionth eye screening in Rwanda. Since 2012, they have trained 2,700 Rwandan Ministry of Health nurses to provide eye care services at the country’s 502 local health centres. VFAN has integrated the services within Rwanda’s national health…

First Optometry School to be established in Haiti

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

Signatories hope that the School will commence in October A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed to establish the first ever School of Optometry in Haiti. The School is a collaboration between l’Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (UEH), Brien Holden Vision Institute, Optometry Giving Sight, VOSH International and Charity Vision with support from University of Montreal. The…

WBU CEO Position: Apply Now

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 is inviting applications for a new WBU CEO. Current WBU CEO Dr. Penny Hartin, announced that she plans to retire from her position prior to the next General Assembly. In order to ensure that a new CEO has sufficient time to learn about the World Blind Union, its operations and…

Management Training by Aravind

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

Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO), the training and consulting arm of Aravind Eye Care System (AECS) has been offering a specialized course to train eye hospital administrators and managers since 2000. The course titled Management Training and Systems Development for Eye Hospital Administrators and Managers will run from August 10, 2017 – September…