Vision for a Nation Foundation Request for Proposals – Philippines Primary Eye Care Feasibility Assessment

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

Vision for a Nation (VFAN) is a multi award-winning UK charity. We are helping people to fully contribute socially and economically to their communities by ensuring they have access to basic eye care services within the framework of their own national health systems. We now seek proposals from organisations/NGOs/researchers to complete a feasibility study to…

Global Assembly 2020: Sponsor Opportunities

Membership Services Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Where public health meets eye health. The Global Assembly 2020 (GA2020) is taking place in Singapore on 12-14th October. This event comes at a pinnacle time for the eye care sector as we celebrate the successes of Vision 2020 and look forward to the new decade of vision. The GA attracts over 1,500 delegates from…

CooperVision Becomes Global Patron of International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

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

Collaboration Furthers IAPB Mission of Achieving Universal Access to Eye Health; Increases Attention of Growing Global Prevalence and Severity of Myopia in Children CooperVision has become a Global Patron of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). The company becomes part of a select group of leaders including Allergan, Bayer, Novartis and Standard…

IAPB Welcomes Pivotal Eye Health Resolution by WHO Executive 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

IAPB, the peak body for the global eye care sector, welcomes the approval of a World Health Assembly resolution on eye health in the year 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board approved a resolution on ‘integrated people centred eye care’ in an effort to tackle the rising numbers of people living with vision…

Prevent Blindness calls for nominations and applications for two awards

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

Prevent Blindness is inviting nominations for two awards. Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award:    The Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award is presented annually to an optometry student or resident, ophthalmology resident, or other health care professional student or resident in the United States who has the best essay based on the 2020 Focus on Eye…

Jaime Soria Viteri recipient of Richard & Chita Abbott Young Leader 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

Jaime Soria Viteri (Ecuador) representing the Ecuadorian Society of Ophthalmology is the 2019 recipient of the Richard & Chita Abbott Young Leader Award for his project “OftalmoEconomics”. He is also IAPB Latin America Regional Strategic Advisor. Richard & Chita Abbott Young Leader Award is given to the best project in each future PAAO Leadership Development…

2020 NTD Innovation Prize

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 NTD Innovation Prize is designed to encourage and support creativity and ingenuity in neglected tropical diseases and to fund new ideas that could result in cost-effective, scalable and transformative impact. This year American Leprosy Missions is partnering with Novartis to offer two prizes: 1st place for up to $20,000 and 2nd place for up…

DR Barometer Webinar: From Evidence to Action – Good Practices from the DR Community

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

Diabetic retinopathy (DR), is a sight-threatening complication of diabetes, and among the leading causes of blindness and vision impairment around the world. The DR Barometer Community is a global action network of thought leaders and organizations who are working together to improve the vision health outcomes of adults with diabetes through interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge…

Making the World Report on Vision a reality….

Head of Policy and Advocacy
Organisation: IAPB

Package of Eye Care Interventions The key recommendation of the World report on vision was to implement integrated people-centred eye care as part of universal health coverage (UHC). This means including eye care in national health plans and essential packages of care. To assist with this process, the World Health Organization (WHO) is developing the…

The World Report on Vision Launch in Bangladesh

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The WHO launched the Word Report on Vision (WRV) at a global level on 9 October, 2019 on the eve of World Sight Day 2019. Since then, IAPB in collaboration with respective Ministries of health, WHO, IAPB members and national stakeholders has been working to coordinate country launches of the World report on vision to…

IAPB Members Launch the World Report in Strategic Western Pacific Countries

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

World Report on Vision Launch Canberra The November 26 Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care Dinner was held in the Gallery at Parliament House Canberra, hosted by Vision 2020 Australia and attended by two dozen politicians bridging the political divide. Guest of Honour was IAPB CEO Peter Holland, who launched the World…

Vacancy: Sr. Director – Global Programming

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

OneSight is looking for Sr. Director – Global Programming. The Sr. Director – Global Programming will serve as a critical member of the executive leadership team. In collaboration with the President/Executive Director, s/he will articulate and implement the strategic vision and leadership of OneSight’s mission; oversee a significant portfolio of programmes and related services; evaluate…

James Muecke named Australian of the Year

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

South Australian Dr James Muecke has been named 2020 Australian of the Year for his work in preventing blindness that impacts 1 in 10 Australians. Dr James Muecke is an Eye Health Hero and founder of Sight For All, an organisation dedicated to fighting all causes of blindness with projects in Aboriginal and mainstream Australian…

Light for the World welcomes new Medical Director for Eye Health and NTDs

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 delighted to welcome Dr. Geoffrey Wabulembo as their new Medical Director for Eye Health and NTDs! Dr. Wabulembo is a global eye health expert and senior ophthalmologist with extensive experience in pediatrics, clinical case management, human resource development, community eye health and strategic planning and evaluation. CEO Rupert Roniger said: “We…

Package of eye care interventions by WHO

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 Package of Eye Care Interventions (PECI) will be a WHO resource containing evidence-based eye care interventions that can be used by countries to plan (i.e. decide on which interventions to prioritize), budget and integrate eye care interventions at all service delivery platforms. The PECI will support countries to determine the a) workforce competencies, equipment,…

Peek Vision Foundation launches The Peter Ackland Scholarship

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

In recognition of Peter Ackland’s contribution to global eye health, his commitment to supporting the eye health leaders of the future, and his role as Founding Trustee of the Peek Vision Foundation, The Foundation has established a scholarship in his name. The scholarship will cover the fees, flights, visa and accommodation for one student to…

L’OCCITANE Foundation’s Call for Projects 2020-2021

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 L’OCCITANE Foundation launches a call for projects to fight avoidable blindness and encourages L’OCCITANE’s offices worldwide to participate by identifying and supporting local organizations with eye care projects. THESE PROJECTS ARE CO-FINANCED BY L’OCCITANE’S LOCAL OFFICES AND BY THE FOUNDATION. THE FOUNDATION WILL DOUBLE* THE FUNDING GRANTED BY L’OCCITANE’S LOCAL OFFICES. Rules & eligibility…

Vacancy: Vision Aid Overseas (Trustees)

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

Vision Aid Overseas is looking to fill three trustees role. Trustee – Universities They are seeking a Trustee who is either working in or has recently worked in or with a University Department related to Optometry or Ophthalmology, and is enthusiastic to take forward our education and training work with Universities in Africa. Closing date:…

2019 Year-end Wrap: Korea

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

This will be remembered as the year when the Korean members of IAPB joined the ranks of  the regional leaders in eye health. Aside from Australia, Korea now has more members than any country in the Western Pacific; members who are active right across the region and beyond. World Report on Vision Launch in Seoul…

Vacancy: Fred Hollows Foundation NZ Ophthalmologist and Senior Lecturer

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

Rewarding teaching role with an international and well-recognised NGO             • Be part of a great team and help to eliminate avoidable blindness in Papua New Guinea The Fred Hollows Foundation PNG is recruiting to fill a newly established role of Fred Hollows Foundation NZ Ophthalmologist and Senior Lecturer (OST)…