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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

Interactive workshop: “Leaving no-one behind: strengthening inclusion and equity in 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.
Organisation: IAPB

CBM and Sightsavers warmly welcome everyone to a free interactive workshop on “Leaving no-one behind: strengthening inclusion and equity in eye health” on 3-4 October, prior to IAPB Council of Members Meeting, in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. We will share evidence based background information and experience of making eye health services more inclusive and accessible for people…

Vacancy: Programme 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

The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand is looking for a Programme Director. Senior Leadership role based in Auckland and working across the Pacific Drive the strategy to eliminate avoidable blindness in the Pacific Central city location, great culture, health insurance and free gym. This is one of those rare opportunities for an exceptional leader looking to…

VISION 2020 India conference: fostering learning and networking in an enabling environment

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 15th annual conference of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – INDIA ‘Achieving Universal Eye Health for Everyone and Everywhere’ was convened on 8 & 9 June 2019 at Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. More than 600 delegates from 18 states and 2 union territories across 115 organisations from India attended the…

Eversight names Cleveland vision scientist Director of Research

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

CLEVELAND, July 10, 2019 — Eversight announces the appointment of Onkar B. Sawant, Ph.D., as Director of Research to oversee the organisation’s extensive research initiatives that aim to advance the field of vision science and eye banking practices to improve outcomes for patients. Sawant will be responsible for all research and development activities, in addition…

Vacancy: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator

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 looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator. Role profile: You will be primarily responsible for driving and further developing the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) strategy of Light for the World. A special emphasis shall be laid on the management and analysis of quantitative data collected as part of…

Vacancy: Teaching Optometrist

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 Fred Hollows Foundation NZ (FHFNZ) are looking for a teaching optometrist for their year-long Postgraduate Diploma in Eye Care for ophthalmic clinicians at Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea. They are now looking for a passionate, adept and adventurous optometrist to join their Education team to teach their well-established Postgraduate Diploma in…

Noor Dubai Foundation signs MOU to launch comprehensive eye care programme in Nigeria

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

Noor Dubai Foundation, a UAE-based non-governmental charity organisation and part of the Mohamed bin Rashid Global Initiatives, has signed an agreement with the Katsina State Government of Nigeria for a comprehensive eye care programme to provide sustainable preventive and curative eye care services for the Nigerian state of Katsina. This 4-year (2019 to 2022) sustainable…

Launch of #VisionFirst photo competition

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, with support from Bayer, is back with its fifth online photo competition on the theme “Vision First!” ending on World Sight Day (10 October 2019). Prizes include a DSLR camera and a cash prize! Find out more at http://photocomp.iapb.org (Do use the hashtag #VisionFirst!) After the immense success of our four successive photo competitions…

OneSight and The Gambia Sign MoU guaranteeing vision care access to all Gambians

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 Cincinnati, OH – June 28, 2019 – OneSight, the leading vision care nonprofit organization, and The Gambia government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  transitioning oversight of the country’s sustainable vision care infrastructure and marking a major milestone in resolving the global vision care access gap. K-T Overbey, President and Executive Director of…

David Bosch Named Eversight President/CEO

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: ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2019 — The Eversight Board of Directors announced the appointment of David Bosch as president/CEO of the nonprofit organization, which operates in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea to restore sight and prevent blindness through donation, transplantation and research. Bosch has held senior management positions…

Vision 2020 Australia and the Australian Blindness Forum come together

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: Vision 2020 Australia is now the single peak body for service providers working in the blindness and low vision sector, following integration with the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF). This change will provide a strong, single voice for the sector, continuing the work already underway with our member organisations to strengthen opportunities for full…

Editorial Junio 2019: Presencia de IAPB – XXXIV Congreso PAAO celebrado en Cancún – 25 al 29 de Mayo 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

Apreciados Colegas: La participación en actividades para promoción de la Salud Visual en este Congreso fue inédita gracias al apoyo recibido por los Directivos PAAO y  a la intercesión del Profesor Fernando Barría como coordinador del Comité de Prevención de Ceguera PAAO, sin por ello olvidar la empatía y facilidades que también nos ofreció el…

Médicos Oftalmólogos Solidarios en el Chaco Salteño de Argentina

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

Este año por primera vez, luego de 18 años de trabajo en dicha región alejada e inhóspita de la Argentina, el Chaco Salteño, un grupo de oftalmólogos nos hemos unido a la labor médica solidaria multidisciplinaria del programa AMTENA (Asistencia Médica Thomas Elkins Noroeste Argentino) y la Fundación Cultura Nativa. Estos operativos oftalmológicos en Santa…

La Historia del Hospital Dr. Elías Santana – 35 años de servicio a los pobres

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

Esta es la historia de una misión que ha tocado las vidas de cerca de dos millónes de personas durante los últimos 35 años. Es el testimonio de unos 132,000 pacientes que han recibido operaciones de la vista durante el mismo período en la República Dominicana.  Se trata del Hospital Dr. Elías Santana en la…

Guía Latinoamericana de Glaucoma Primario de Ángulo Abierto

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

El glaucoma es la segunda causa de ceguera mundial después de la catarata, siendo la perdida irreversible a diferencia de la catarata que es recuperable. Los tipos más frecuentes de esta enfermedad son el glaucoma de ángulo abierto, el más común en Latinoamérica, y el glaucoma de ángulo cerrado. El riesgo de ceguera depende de varios…

Invitación a participar: ¿Se puede usar el BOOST (Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool) para mejorar los resultados quirúrgicos en cataratas? Un Estudio

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

Fecha inicio: 1 Noviembre 2018;   Fecha final: 30 Septiembre 2019 Elegibilidad para participar: Los participantes deben ser cirujanos calificados o en entrenamiento que realicen una cirugía de cataratas en hospitales o centros quirúrgicos de cataratas. Los participantes deben descargar, registrar y acceder a la aplicación gratuita BOOST para un teléfono Android o computadora a través…

Historia del Congreso Nacional de Residentes en Oftalmología A 35 años de su fundación

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

Un referente exitoso – Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología. Idea inicial La enseñanza ha sido el motor principal en mi vida. La formación del individuo en todas las áreas el fin mayor. El residente de oftalmología ocupa así un importante lugar en ello. Como miembro activo de la Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología (SMO) pensé que la…

Eliminating Trachoma: WHO announces sustained progress

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

Maputo | Geneva — The number of people at risk of trachoma – the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness – has fallen from 1.5 billion in 2002 to just over 142 million in 2019, a reduction of 91%, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported. New data was presented at the 22nd meeting of…

Prevención de Ceguera, un Proyecto con Pasión

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

Esta historia, del inicio, desarrollo, logros y tropiezos de un proyecto de Salud Ocular encaminado a Prevenir la Ceguera evitable no pretende elogiar y engrandecer a ninguna persona o institución en particular, lo que queremos con la narración de esta experiencia llevada con pasión, convicción y bajo lineamientos claros de lo que preconiza el Programa…

Cuarta Reunión de Gerentes de los Programas de Salud Visual

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

Cuarta Reunión de Gerentes de los Programas de Salud Visual/ representantes de los Ministerios de la Salud. Organización Panamericana de la Salud 1 y 2 de abril de 2019. Se llevó a cabo en San José, Costa Rica la Cuarta Reunión de Gerentes de los Programas de Salud Visual/ Representantes de los Ministerios de la…