Interactive workshop: “Leaving no-one behind: strengthening inclusion and equity in eye health”

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

CBM and Sightsavers warmly welcome everyone to a free interactive workshop on “Leaving no-one behind: strengthening inclusion and equity in eye health” on 3-4 October, prior to IAPB Council of Members Meeting, in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. We will share evidence based background information and experience of making eye health services more inclusive and accessible for people…

Vacancy: Programme 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.
Organisation: IAPB

The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand is looking for a Programme Director. Senior Leadership role based in Auckland and working across the Pacific Drive the strategy to eliminate avoidable blindness in the Pacific Central city location, great culture, health insurance and free gym. This is one of those rare opportunities for an exceptional leader looking to…

VISION 2020 India conference: fostering learning and networking in an enabling environment

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 15th annual conference of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – INDIA ‘Achieving Universal Eye Health for Everyone and Everywhere’ was convened on 8 & 9 June 2019 at Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. More than 600 delegates from 18 states and 2 union territories across 115 organisations from India attended the…

Providing eye care in Western China

Project Manager
Organisation: He Vision Group

The distribution of eye care resources in China is uneven, with a considerable gap between Eastern (along the coast) and Western China (the inland areas). He Vision Group, one of the largest eye care systems in China, established Chengdu He Eye Specialists Hospital (HESH) in Sichuan province. This is next to Tibet, to continuously provide…

Taking stock of Gender Equality: My experience at Women Deliver 2019

Childhood Blindness and Low vision Coordinator
Organisation: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO)

I recently attended the Women Deliver 2019 conference (June 3-6) in Vancouver, Canada. It is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. It was my first time attending and I was eager to learn from pioneers and advocates of gender equality. Power, progress and change…

Eversight names Cleveland vision scientist Director of Research

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

CLEVELAND, July 10, 2019 — Eversight announces the appointment of Onkar B. Sawant, Ph.D., as Director of Research to oversee the organisation’s extensive research initiatives that aim to advance the field of vision science and eye banking practices to improve outcomes for patients. Sawant will be responsible for all research and development activities, in addition…

Vacancy: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator

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

Light for the World is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Coordinator. Role profile: You will be primarily responsible for driving and further developing the Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) strategy of Light for the World. A special emphasis shall be laid on the management and analysis of quantitative data collected as part of…

Vacancy: Teaching Optometrist

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 Fred Hollows Foundation NZ (FHFNZ) are looking for a teaching optometrist for their year-long Postgraduate Diploma in Eye Care for ophthalmic clinicians at Divine Word University in Madang, Papua New Guinea. They are now looking for a passionate, adept and adventurous optometrist to join their Education team to teach their well-established Postgraduate Diploma in…

Noor Dubai Foundation signs MOU to launch comprehensive eye care programme in Nigeria

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

Noor Dubai Foundation, a UAE-based non-governmental charity organisation and part of the Mohamed bin Rashid Global Initiatives, has signed an agreement with the Katsina State Government of Nigeria for a comprehensive eye care programme to provide sustainable preventive and curative eye care services for the Nigerian state of Katsina. This 4-year (2019 to 2022) sustainable…

Launch of #VisionFirst photo competition

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, with support from Bayer, is back with its fifth online photo competition on the theme “Vision First!” ending on World Sight Day (10 October 2019). Prizes include a DSLR camera and a cash prize! Find out more at http://photocomp.iapb.org (Do use the hashtag #VisionFirst!) After the immense success of our four successive photo competitions…

OneSight and The Gambia Sign MoU guaranteeing vision care access to all Gambians

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 Cincinnati, OH – June 28, 2019 – OneSight, the leading vision care nonprofit organization, and The Gambia government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)  transitioning oversight of the country’s sustainable vision care infrastructure and marking a major milestone in resolving the global vision care access gap. K-T Overbey, President and Executive Director of…

David Bosch Named Eversight President/CEO

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: ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2019 — The Eversight Board of Directors announced the appointment of David Bosch as president/CEO of the nonprofit organization, which operates in Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio and South Korea to restore sight and prevent blindness through donation, transplantation and research. Bosch has held senior management positions…

Vision 2020 Australia and the Australian Blindness Forum come together

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: Vision 2020 Australia is now the single peak body for service providers working in the blindness and low vision sector, following integration with the Australian Blindness Forum (ABF). This change will provide a strong, single voice for the sector, continuing the work already underway with our member organisations to strengthen opportunities for full…

Editorial Junio 2019: Presencia de IAPB – XXXIV Congreso PAAO celebrado en Cancún – 25 al 29 de Mayo 2019

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

Apreciados Colegas: La participación en actividades para promoción de la Salud Visual en este Congreso fue inédita gracias al apoyo recibido por los Directivos PAAO y  a la intercesión del Profesor Fernando Barría como coordinador del Comité de Prevención de Ceguera PAAO, sin por ello olvidar la empatía y facilidades que también nos ofreció el…

Médicos Oftalmólogos Solidarios en el Chaco Salteño de Argentina

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

Este año por primera vez, luego de 18 años de trabajo en dicha región alejada e inhóspita de la Argentina, el Chaco Salteño, un grupo de oftalmólogos nos hemos unido a la labor médica solidaria multidisciplinaria del programa AMTENA (Asistencia Médica Thomas Elkins Noroeste Argentino) y la Fundación Cultura Nativa. Estos operativos oftalmológicos en Santa…

El valor que tiene hoy, en la práctica de la Salud, hacer alianzas con grupos afines

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

La palabra alianza deriva de la palabra del latín alligare,cuyo significado es “atar”; en términos actuales; Alianza designa la unión entre personas o entidades de cualquier tipo, que comparten una ideología, o que tienen un fin común y este será más fácilmente alcanzable, si se suman los esfuerzos. Actualmente los grupos sociales se muestran divididos…

La Historia del Hospital Dr. Elías Santana – 35 años de servicio a los pobres

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

Esta es la historia de una misión que ha tocado las vidas de cerca de dos millónes de personas durante los últimos 35 años. Es el testimonio de unos 132,000 pacientes que han recibido operaciones de la vista durante el mismo período en la República Dominicana.  Se trata del Hospital Dr. Elías Santana en la…

DART: impacto de tamizaje nacional con inteligencia artificial

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

En mayo de 2019 se cumplió un año desde el anuncio en el que el Ministerio de Salud de Chile, a través de su jefe de cartera el Dr. Emilio Santelices, hacía el lanzamiento de la herramienta tecnológica DART como componente fundamental de la célula de oftalmología de la estrategia nacional de Hospital Digital, facilitando…

Guía Latinoamericana de Glaucoma Primario de Ángulo Abierto

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

El glaucoma es la segunda causa de ceguera mundial después de la catarata, siendo la perdida irreversible a diferencia de la catarata que es recuperable. Los tipos más frecuentes de esta enfermedad son el glaucoma de ángulo abierto, el más común en Latinoamérica, y el glaucoma de ángulo cerrado. El riesgo de ceguera depende de varios…

Invitación a participar: ¿Se puede usar el BOOST (Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool) para mejorar los resultados quirúrgicos en cataratas? Un Estudio

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

Fecha inicio: 1 Noviembre 2018;   Fecha final: 30 Septiembre 2019 Elegibilidad para participar: Los participantes deben ser cirujanos calificados o en entrenamiento que realicen una cirugía de cataratas en hospitales o centros quirúrgicos de cataratas. Los participantes deben descargar, registrar y acceder a la aplicación gratuita BOOST para un teléfono Android o computadora a través…