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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

Orbis becomes a voice for eye health in global surgical alliance

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: Geneva, Switzerland (May 19, 2017) – Orbis, an international NGO and pioneer in the prevention and treatment of blindness for over 30 years, has joined the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anaesthesia (the G4 Alliance), as their first member in ophthalmology. The G4 Alliance is a coalition of more than 80 of the world’s…

The Fred Hollows Foundation treats a record one million as their CEO steps down

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 : More than one million treated for the first time as CEO steps down The Fred Hollows Foundation has delivered more than one million eye operations and treatments in 2016, a record result for a single year in its 25-year history. The record 1,004,975 eye operations and treatments in 2016 is a 13…

Focus on Eye Health: National Summit

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 will host the sixth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit. The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, “What’s in Sight?” Expected attendees include patient advocates, community-based organizations, national vision and eye health organisations, government agencies, and policymakers. Follow the event on Twitter at #eyesummit. In response…

Free Online Self-Directed Diabetic Retinopathy Grading Course now available in Farsi

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

Indigenous Eye Health at The University of Melbourne have recently updated the Online Self-Directed Diabetic Retinopathy Grading Course to improve the learning experience for users and added an additional version in Farsi. The course is appropriate for all Health professionals involved in retinal screening who wish to grade retinal changes associated with diabetes especially those…

IAPB Europe Chair attending XV Congress of the Black Sea Ophthalmological Society

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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Professor János Németh, the Regional Chair of IAPB Europe is attending the XV Congress of the Black Sea Ophthalmological Society joint with the XIX Annual Meeting of the Union of Bulgarian Ophthalmologists. The Congress is being held in Sofia, from 18-21 May. He will be making a brief presentation on VISION 2020  and running a…

Merck donates $300,000 to support Neglected Tropical Disease Elimination efforts in 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

Press Release: KENILWORTH, N.J., April 20, 2017 – Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced a $300,000 cash donation to support non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) and lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Africa. The donation will be offered to 10 NGOs beginning this year, and will be…

VFAN welcomes Tony Hulton as interim Chief Executive

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 – London, 27 April 2017: Vision for a Nation is delighted to welcome Tony Hulton as Interim Chief Executive. Tony will lead a 6-month review of the charity’s future strategy on behalf of the Board of Trustees. This will inform Vision for a Nation’s future direction and ambitious plans to scale its work…

2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health recipient

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

Award to be presented to Dr. John E. Crews, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health as John E. Crews, DPA, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The award will be presented at the…

CNIB launches Guide Dog Training Programme

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 26 April 2017 Volunteer Puppy Raisers Needed in Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is beginning its 100th year with the launch of the CNIB Guide Dog Programme to raise and train guide dogs – exclusively for people with sight loss. The programme’s first two puppies have…

In Remembrance: Kathleen Miller, ICO Executive 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.
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The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) mourns the loss of Executive Director Kathy Miller, who passed away on April 20th following a battle with cancer that lasted more than two decades. She died peacefully in her home in San Francisco, surrounded by loved ones. “Despite the battle she was fighting, Kathy maintained her positive spirit…

Saudi Ophthalmology Award to Kovin Naidoo for work in Childhood Blindness and Cataract

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: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1 May 2017: Professor Kovin Naidoo, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute has been awarded the distinguished Prevention of Blindness (POB) Shield Lecture award. The Prevention of Blindness (POB) Shield Lecture award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the prevention of blindness and vision impairment in their…

Specsavers helps screen over 115, 000 patients across Zambia in 3 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

A Specsavers-funded programme in Zambia has helped Vision Aid Overseas screen more than 115,000 patients in rural clinics for visual impairment and provide over 71, 000 children and adults with life changing glasses. Since the development of an eye health programme within the Zambian Ministry of Health in 2004, there has been considerable progress made…

Australian Government funds initiative to increase eye health access for indigenous Australians

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

Indigenous artist Peter Datjin Sydney, Australia, 26 April, 2017:  Diabetes related blindness in Aboriginal Australians is 14 times higher than in non-Indigenous populations and 94% of vision loss in Aboriginal communities is preventable or treatable[i]. These worrying facts have motivated action by the Australian Government to fund a national programme providing eye health testing equipment, and…

New Fundraising and Membership Officer at IAPB

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

                  Emma Foote has joined IAPB as our Fundraising and Membership Officer. Emma has worked for RNIB, Scope and the Genesis Research Trust and has a wealth of fundraising and membership experience.

Dr Van Lansingh wins International Blindness Prevention Award 2016

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. Van Charles Lansingh, HelpMeSee’s Chief Medical Officer for Latin America, has been selected by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) as this year’s winner of the International Blindness Prevention Award. This award, given to Dr. Lansingh in honor of his career working to reduce blindness globally, was presented at AAO 2016,the Academy’s 120th annual…

River Blindness Eliminated in Guatemala

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

Guatemala has become the fourth country (after Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico) in the world to eliminate river blindness. This announcement comes one year after the international coalition, formed by The Carter Center, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), WHO and Merck’s MECTIZAN Donation Program, urged for the final push to eliminate onchocerciasis from the Americas.…

Call for Projects by L’OCCITANE 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

The L’OCCITANE Foundation launches a call for projects, in partnership with IAPB With its programme UNION FOR VISION, the L’OCCITANE Foundation is focusing on prevention and treatments, in order to give access to quality eye care services at an international level. To date, more than 2 million people have received eye care thanks to the…

VISION 2020 Latin America meeting, Mexico City

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 we get ready for the World Sight Day Gala event in Mexico City tomorrow, here are a bunch of pre-meetings and interviews going on. These are pictures from the VISION 2020 Latin America meeting that will see almost all Latin American countries represented here. With Ecuador being declared Onchocerciasis free, among other achievements, and…

Universal Eye Health: Three important documents

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 Action Plan for Universal Eye Health was adopted last year. The focus now moves to the regions and implementing countries.  Here are the 3 key regional documents that focus upon implementing GAP at the regional level – from the regions of Eastern Mediterranean, Latin America and North America ( together as PAHO) and…