Author: Zoe Gray

Zoe Gray

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Attention to eye care as ageing strategy aims to maximise health and well-being of older persons

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB has been active in influencing the development of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health (GSAP) to be considered for adoption this May at the World Health Assembly. This has included contributing to consultations with some issues successfully taken up. Speaking with members of the WHO ageing and life-course team at…

Universal Health Coverage, Eye Health and Accountability

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Join IAPB in celebrating and promoting the second Universal Health Coverage Day (#HealthForAll) on 12th December. Universal health coverage is of such importance as it is grounded in rights and thus responsibility of governments to uphold them, in strengthening health systems, and in improving health promotion and health services of all people particularly those otherwise unable to pay for health care or unable to access health care. If done right UHC can be, as Margaret Chan has called it, a major equalizer.

Tackling human resources for eye health challenges

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

One of the most striking aspects I’ve witnessed on my visits to projects with IAPB is how committed the eye health personnel are, in spite of often having to work in extremely difficult and overstretched conditions. Whether in Africa, Asia, or elsewhere, it is evident how crucial all members of the team are to the…

Access to health is not a luxury it’s a right

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Join IAPB and hundreds of organisations around the world who have signed up to universal health coverage (UHC) day on the 12th December. The push for UHC creates a major opportunity to radically improve health access and outcomes for all people everywhere, tackling the gross health inequalities that persist. In effect UHC accounts for the…

Advocating to help Vietnam have better access to eye health

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

In late June I visited Vietnam to work together with Damian Facciolo, (Regional Program Manager, IAPB Western Pacific) to deliver an advocacy workshop in Hanoi, with support from Australian Aid. During the workshop we discussed key problems and objectives. We worked to help NGOs on Vietnam’s Eye Care Partners Working Group to come up with…

The ‘Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer’ project launch, Madrid

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer project is gathering information on DR specifically on health practitioners’ and patients’ awareness of Diabetic Retinopathy and access to needed treatment and services, across 40 countries globally.  I attended the Press Launch on DME and on the DR Barometer Project, supported by Bayer, in Madrid on 12th May, to speak about…