Author: Victoria Sheffield

President, International Eye Foundation and Vice-President, IAPB
Organisation: International Eye Foundation

First Project under the IAPB-Rotary International Service Partnership

President, International Eye Foundation and Vice-President, IAPB
Organisation: International Eye Foundation

The IAPB-Rotary International Service Partnership aims to join IAPB member agencies with Rotary Clubs around the world to jointly design, fund and implement eye care projects around the world.  IAPB and Rotary International (RI) signed an MOU in 2017 making the IAPB-RI partnership one of only five service partnerships in RI’s portfolio. The first pilot…

USAID Grants for Child Eye Health

President, International Eye Foundation and Vice-President, IAPB
Organisation: International Eye Foundation

On World/Universal Children’s Day, Victoria Sheffield, International Eye Foundation on the USAID Grants for Child Eye Health. A child’s eye is not simply a “small adult” eye.  The structures are tighter and special instruments are needed to examine or perform surgery on a child’s eye, especially a newborn baby’s eye.  Children who need eye surgery…

Pioneering Community-Based Ivermectin Distribution in Cameroon

President, International Eye Foundation and Vice-President, IAPB
Organisation: International Eye Foundation

When Merck and Company made Mectizan® available for mass distribution, grants from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the River Blindness Foundation enabled IEF to pioneer the first “community-based” Mectizan® distribution programme in Africa. This was done in 1990 in collaboration with Africare in Adamawa Province, Nigeria.  At the same time, the first…