COVID-19 Video: Managing Inequalities

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

 Vulnerable Populations: Indigenous Eye Health and Covid-19: Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are three times more likely to be blind or vision impaired than other Australians and they are less likely to be able to access essential services such as cataract treatment. Despite inequities such as these, less than 1% of Covid-19…

Launch of #HopeInSight photo competition

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB, with support from Bayer, is back with our World Sight Day online photo competition. This year, the theme is “Hope In Sight” and the last day of submissions is World Sight Day (8 October 2020). Prizes include a DSLR camera and a cash prize for our professional submissions. This year, we have a special…

IAPB Members: Join us at next week’s High Level Political Forum

Head of Policy and Advocacy
Organisation: IAPB

Next week is the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) and eye health has been included on the official agenda. The HLPF is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the…

COVID-19 Video: Considerations for Ageing Populations

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 this vulnerable population faces heightened risk for serious health complications due to COVID-19, we will look at the impact of COVID-19 on ageing populations and explore the key supports and services to protect eye health and vision during the pandemic. We have three videos on the topic, “Considerations for Ageing Populations”, an interview with…

He Eye Specialist Hospital convenes China-Africa Cooperation Forum

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

On the sidelines of the World Ophthalmology Congress, He Eye Specialists convened the third Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation. As is the norm now for 2020, this was a virtual meeting and yet that did nothing to diminish the enthusiasm of the 1000+ registered participants or the calibre of invited speakers. Co-chaired by Orbis,…

Editorial: ¿Qué aprendizaje nos puede dejar esta Pandemia?

Regional Chair for IAPB Latin America
Organisation: IAPB

La PANDEMIA COVID19 nos dejará un legado de aprendizaje, pues es evidente que TODOS hemos identificado el VALOR de preservar nuestra VIDA y de gozar de la LIBERTAD, tal vez por ello nos inconforma tanto este confinamiento justificado; sin embargo esta contención y sentirnos atrapados en el TIEMPO, también nos invita a la REFLEXIÓN y…

Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Ⅲ Virtual

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

He Eye Specialist Hospital (HESH), have the great pleasure and honor to invite you to join the Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Ⅲ Virtual at 11:00am – 15:00pm UTC on 23rd June, 2020. We invite you to gather with us virtually in an international live streaming to discuss on how to integrate multiple resources…

UN Response to COVID19 and Eye Health Webinar: Round up

Membership Services Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Eye Health and COVID-19: the Response at the United Nations On Tuesday 9th June Last week, IAPB Head of Policy and Advocacy, Jessica Crofts-Lawrence chaired a webinar with Ambassador Aubrey Webson, Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Antigua and Barbuda, and Chair of the UN Friends of Vision and Robert Skinner, Executive Director of the…

IAPB Announces New Patron: Roche

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, the peak body for the global eye care sector, welcomes a new patron to the eye health alliance: Roche. The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is excited to announce that Roche has become a Patron, joining a select group of eye health leaders including Allergan, Bayer, Novartis and Standard Chartered Bank.…

The Standard List at WOC 2020

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

Philip Hoare and Simon Day will be representing IAPB at the Virtual World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) between 26-29 June 2020. Come and visit our booth (virtually) and speak to us about IAPB Membership, IAPB Africa 2020-21 Plan, IAPB Vision Atlas and the newly launched IAPB Standard List / Valued Supplier Scheme. The IAPB Standard List…

VISION 2020 INDIA elects a new board

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

New Delhi – A new VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – INDIA Board was elected at the 16th Annual General Body Meeting held online on 13 June, 2020. The new Board’s term is for three years: June 2020 – June 2023. The 17-member Board includes the members of the 9 founding members, 6 zonal…

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center’s China National Sight Day celebrations

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

Report by Dr. Baixiang Xiao, Yangfang Wang and Yuanping Liu, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University. For National Sight Day theme, experts team from Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center showed up on live online programme, talking about popular topics on eye care, mainly on prevention of myopia, basic eye care knowledge for individuals, recognition of retinopathy, artificial…

Combat Blindness International Receives $65,000 Grant

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

Madison, Wis. June 11, 2020 — Combat Blindness International (CBI) is pleased to announce its deep gratitude for a $65,000 grant from the Madison Community Foundation’s Jaya G. Iyer Endowment Fund. This generous gift will help expand CBI’s Certified Ophthalmic Paramedic (COP) Program, which empowers young women in India with life-enriching ophthalmic technical training. The…

The Fred Hollows Foundation Celebrates National Eye Care Day in China

It was the 25th National Eye Care Day in China on 6th June 2020. The theme this year is “Vision 2020: focuses on universal eye health”. The Fred Hollows Foundation organized a series of activities to celebrate the day in the country. New project launched in Anhui On National Eye Care Day, The Fred Hollows…

Call for Nominations for the Mectizan Award

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 Mectizan Award is given by Merck & Co., Inc. to recognize individual contributions to the elimination of onchocerciasis or lymphatic filariasis. They welcome you to submit nominations based on the criteria listed on this form. All nominations received by the Mectizan Donation Program will be screened to ensure that they meet the established criteria…

Pass the gift of sight on National Eye Care Day

Country Director, Greater China
Organisation: SightLife

As the theme for this year’s national Eye Care Day, Universal Eye Health includes those with corneal blindness. Corneal opacity is the fourth leading cause of blindness in in China affecting thousands of people. A corneal transplant, replaces the damaged cornea with a healthy cornea tissue from a donor; it is regarded as the ultimate…

HESH hold online show on Prevention and Control of Myopia on China National Sight Day

Director PBL Department He Vision Group
Organisation: Shenyang He Eye Hospital

June 6th was the 25th China National Eye Day. He Eye Specialist Hospital(HESH), as the National Training Base for the Prevention and Treatment of Blindness, Liaoning Provincial Center for Juvenile Myopia Prevention and Control, and one of the ten teams of National Myopia Control Team held an online class with the theme of “Prevention and…

Black Lives Matter

Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

I’ve watched with shock the events that have been taking place in the US since the brutal killing of George Floyd. The protests there, here in the UK and around the world express how raw the issues are for people from Black, Asian or from other ethnic minorities. I know the scale of shock is…

Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center and Clearly Partner to launch kids eye health app

The health implications of the COVID-19 pandemic extend far beyond the coronavirus itself.  Lockdown measures have changed the way we work, interact and learn, and the effect these changes are having on our eyes is poorly understood. What we are certain of is that people are adjusting to working in more constrained environments: face-to-face meetings…

Shanghai holds China’s 25th national eye care day campaign

Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center

Frederick Chen, Orbis International and Wang Jingjing from Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center write on Shanghai’s celebrations. June 6th, 2020 is China’s 25th national “eye care day”, with the theme of “Vision 2020 focuses on general eye health”. 2020 is a landmark year for eye health. In 1999, the World Health Organization (WHO)…