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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

Webinar: Advancing Access to Vision-related Assistive Technology

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 webinar on Advancing Access to Vision-related Assistive Technology will be held on 24th September 2019. It will be facilitated by International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and feature WHO GATE, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and Motivation Australia. Focus of the webinar A number of key initiatives aimed at changing the landscape of access…

Major study into avoidable blindness in the occupied Palestinian territories is complete

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 Palestinian population has a rate of blindness which is ten times as high as in the West, but insufficient research has been conducted. This means those attempting to combat preventable blindness in the region have little understanding of where to focus their efforts. A Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) is a population-based survey…

Lions commitment to improving life in PNG through 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

Press Release Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 5 September, 2019: Three years ago in 2016, the eye health for all Papua New Guineans was elevated by the long-term commitment from the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) to fund the building of the Lions National Resource Centre for Eye Health, in Port Moresby. Since the opening,…

Register for the Singapore Global Young Ophthalmologist Meeting

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

Travel Grants available for Young Ophthalmologists At the upcoming 35th Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology in conjunction with the 1st Asia-Pacific Ocular Imaging Society Meeting, there will a dedicated YO2020 symposium for the young ophthalmologists. The Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting will be held in Singapore from 17 – 19 January 2020 at The Academia. There are…

The Fred Hollows Foundation launches new Indigenous Australia Program

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 has committed its biggest-ever investment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health with the launch of its new Indigenous Australia Program Five Year Country Strategy. The strategy will see The Foundation invest at least $40 million over the next five years to closing the eye health gap for Aboriginal and…

Vacancy: Country Director (Zambia)

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 Aid Overseas is looking for a Country Director for its Zambia programme. The role of the Country Director is to develop and lead the Vision Aid Overseas’ Zambia programme to support their mission of enabling people living in poverty to access affordable glasses and eye care. The Country Director for Zambia will be responsible…

New Chief Program and Innovation Officer appointed at Helen Keller International

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 health organization Helen Keller International has announced the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel d’Harcourt as its new Chief Program and Innovation Officer. Dr. d’Harcourt assumed the post on August 12, 2019 and is based in the organization’s New York headquarters. He succeeded Helen Keller International’s former Senior Vice President of Programs, Victoria Quinn, who…

Editorial Septiembre 2019: Dia Mundial De La Visión (W.S.D.) 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

Como ya es tradición el 2do jueves del mes de Octubre de cada año desde hace más de una década,  la Agencia Internacional de Prevención de la Ceguera ha institucionalizado la importancia de celebrar  en todos los países este día, invitando a las organizaciones líderes de la Oftalmología y la Optometría a expresar en un…

WHO organises web consultations with non-State actors on their participation in WHO governance

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 the WHO reform processes, including the transformation agenda, the Member States are seeking ways to stimulate a more meaningful participation of non-State actors in official relations in governing bodies’ meetings. Within that process, the WHO Executive Board in its 145th meeting requested a web consultation with non-State actors to be organized to…

Optometry is leading the new future of eye health in Vietnam

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: Hanoi, Vietnam, 20 August 2019: Today marks an historic day for Hanoi Medical University (HMU) and its School of Optometry, as the first graduating class of optometrists complete their degree. The HMU cohort of 43 optometry graduates join their 12 newly qualified colleagues from the University of Medicine Pham Ngoc Thach (UPNT), in a…

Prevent Blindness launches Diabetes & The Eyes Educational Toolkit

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

Prevent Blindness has released new FREE toolkit offering educational materials on diabetes and the impact of diabetes on eye health – available in both English and Spanish. This new toolkit includes Diabetes & the Eyes Educator Course was created for healthcare professionals, community health educators, diabetes educators, and anyone in a caregiving or diabetes education…

Poor eyesight and hearing loss costs billions in the UK

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

UK’s first vision and hearing survey aims to capture vital data on UK issues A lack of accurate data is contributing to a £58billion bill for vision and hearing loss in the UK, according to a report published today that calls on the Government to support the first ever national survey of the UK population’s…

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…