IAPB Council of Members 2018

Delegates at the IAPB Council of Members 2017 at Kathmandu

Thank you

The IAPB Council of Members in Hyderabad, India is now behind us–we had a great time putting it together and we hope you did too. (Read our round-up on the Council here–and let us know in the comments if you have anything to add).

Congratulations again to our local hosts, the wonderful L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), who are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their community outreach programme, GPR ICARE (Gullapalli Pratibha Rao International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye Care).

The opening session began with Dr Alarcos Cieza, Coordinator, Disability and Rehabilitation at the WHO, highlighting the building momentum around eye health services and their integration into UHC. She called on the IAPB membership to think of fresh ideas to keep the momentum going. IAPB’s CEO Peter Holland showcased the big numbers and their all-too-human impact. He talked about national and state-level UHC programmes that included eye health, and promised to work with the membership to encourage other countries to do the same.

Over two days, we had many interesting sessions and the hallways sparkled with conversations and discussions. What did you like? What did you not like? Please do let us know. Your feedback will help us plan our annual Council meetings better.

View presentations made at the Council


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Hyderabad is our host this year. Our travel page will get you ready for a visit.

Falaknuma Palace


Register for the Council of Members 2018 that will be held in Hyderabad, India.

Delegates during a coffee break at the Council of Members 2017 in Kathmandu


Once again, we will feature an ‘eye care market place’–more details here.

Delegates with exhibitors at the Marketplace

Eye Health Heroes 2018

We are delighted to honour Eye Health Heroes this year too–see all the nominees.

IAPB President Bob McMullan presenting the Eye Health Heroes 2017 certificate to Mitasha Yu

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