After a rigorous consultation process in which IAPB and many members took part, WHO AFRO has released core competencies for cadres that constitute the professional eye health team.
For World Glaucoma Week IAPB partnered with international organisations and experts in glaucoma care with its “Focus On: Glaucoma” campaign which included a lecture at the London school, 4 webinars and a series of blogposts.
This International Women’s Day the IAPB Gender Equity Work Group came together to showcase six women from different parts of the world making a difference to eye health, despite social and cultural barriers.
The IAPB Board of Trustees met in Geneva to discuss all things IAPB and to participate in a joint meeting with the World Health Organization (WHO) on the World Report on Vision.
Allergan, Sightsavers and IAPB announced a unique joint initiative – “Keep Sight’”– to prevent glaucoma-related vision loss by building healthcare capacity in low and middle-income countries with the highest unmet need.
In September 2018, the IAPB Executive Committee actioned a Sub-Committee to put together IAPB’s Membership Values. “The values underpin our shared purpose and set out the principles which will govern and inform the way we work to achieve our goal of eye health for all”.
As part of the WHO reform processes, including the transformation agenda, the WHO requested a web consultation with non-State actors to be organized to hear their views and proposals regarding their participation in WHO governance including governing body meetings.
The IAPB Gender Equity Work Group has developed a toolkit that synthesises practice, guidelines and resources to help deliver eye health programmes that are gender sensitive, gender responsive and/or gender transformative.
The World Report on Vision was launched at the UN Headquarters on the 19th. This was followed by screenings for 500 UN Ambassadors and employees in the UN Lobby on 21st November.