YWAM Medical Ships COVID-19 Response

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

YWAM Medical Ships – Australia & PNG (YWAM MS) aims to care, connect, serve, and build with individuals and communities within PNG by working in partnership with rural health workers, especially at the district level, to build healthy villages in coastal and inland communities across the Southern Region and Morobe. YWAM MS not only provides…

The Glimmer of Gold in Papua New Guinea amidst COVID-19

Founder Collaborative Vision; Consultant Program Manager PNG, Brien Holden Foundation
Organisation: Collaborative Vision

Acknowledgements: Brien Holden Foundation and Lions Clubs International Foundation It has been a bit of a shake-up this year so far, hasn’t it? Yet, despite the considerable disruption caused by COVID-19 throughout the world, in the Pacific, fast action and island geography have prevented the worst of COVID-19 fallout. Being realistic about how health care…

China Offers a Glimpse of a Return to Normality

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

China National Sight Day. Many of you will have seen the stories from our members in China, celebrating June 6. For those who didn’t get a chance, please have a look at the activities and events carried out by our members including Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Centre, ZOC and He Vision Experts. China…

IAPB WPR Focus: Editorial September 2020

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

From the Physically Distanced Desks of Amanda and Drew… The Coronavirus Crisis continues to challenge the Region including in our world of vision and eye health. For many of us it means the inability to travel and meet, to share latest developments or promote achievements and breakthroughs. For too many of the people served by…

Eye health investments halve injuries and increase productivity in Vietnamese factories

A project to improve the eye health of 15,000 female factory workers in Vietnam has halved eye injuries and seen a significant productivity gain, proving the value of investments in vision. The Fred Hollows Foundation’s “Improving vision to empower female factory workers” project introduced eye health services on the factory floors of an electric company…

Vacancy: Senior Trachoma Advisor

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Role Title: Senior Trachoma Advisor Division: Programs, Reports to: Head of Program Development Date: June 2020 Employment type: Full time, fixed term 3 years Location: UK, USA other locations considered Purpose of the role: The Senior Trachoma Advisor supports the development and implementation of Trachoma projects, and represents The Foundation in key partnership forums. The…

Lions SightFirst Research Grant Programme 2021

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) provides funds to support public health research initiatives that evaluate and directly influence the operation of the SightFirst program, Lions’ premier initiative to strengthen eye care systems in underserved communities. SightFirst Research grants of up to US$100,000 will be awarded to support an experienced individual, institution, organization or consortium engaged…

Artificial Intelligence & Digital Innovation in EYE (EyDIA)

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Singapore Eye Research Institute is a regional and global leader in technology and AI. Please see attached an invitation to the upcoming inaugural EyDIA meeting to which all are cordially invited. The topic is American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Initiatives on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics: Current and Future Directions. Date and Time: 28th…

Controversies in Myopia Paper Published

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB strongly values our partnership with Singapore Eye Research Institute. SERI is not only our host partner for GA2021 but has also hosted significant myopia meetings with IAPB and WHO over the past two years. The findings of the most recent of these meetings – Controversies in Myopia, August 2019 – have now been published…

In Remembrance: Harry I. Zeltzer, Executive Director Emeritus VOSH/International

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

It is with great sadness VOSH communicates the passing of Harry I. Zeltzer, OD, DOS, FAAO, FVI. Harry represented the ideals and values that VOSH/International stands for and has and will continue to be a source of inspiration to make quality eye health accessible by all. The VOSH/International family feels proud to have counted with…

China: World Report on Vision Launch

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

This afternoon in Beijing, the National Prevention of Blindness Committee of the National Health Commission hosted the 2020 National Eye Health Meeting, incorporating the China Launch of the WHO World Report on Vision. As has become the norm in 2020, today’s event was held virtually, but nevertheless with a wide audience; as well as all…

Vacancy: Teaching Ophthalmologist (VR Specialist)

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Put your skills to use – do something great! Make a meaningful difference to eye care in the Pacific Remuneration package will be based on skills measured against role   Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is recruiting an experienced Ophthalmologist to join their Pacific team for 2021.  This is a unique opportunity to join a growing…

Série de webinaires sur le COVID-19 et la santé oculaire pour la région francophone

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

La nouvelle pandémie de coronavirus (COVID-19) de 2019 a modifié rapidement le fonctionnement des communautés de santé et de développement. Le secteur des soins oculaires, comme tous les autres secteurs de la santé, a dû adapter et réduire ses services pour lutter contre la propagation de Covid-19 et garantir la sécurité des patients et des…

Eye Care Foundation Webinar on COVID-19

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

On June 18, the Eye Care Foundation (ECF) held an online donor meeting for the first time in its history. The goal was to inform its donors about various ways the project countries deal with COVID-19 and what this means for the ECF eye care activities in the short and longer-term. Yvonne Reifler (Head of…

VISION 2020 National Bodies: USA

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Mitchell Brinks, Chair of VISION 2020 USA, writes about the plans and impact of the organisation in North America. This interview is part of the Vision Excellence Awards – do send in your nominations.  What was VISION 2020 USA’s impact on eye care and service delivery in USA and the region? Vision 2020 USA organized…

Vision 2020 National bodies: UK

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Matt Broom writes about the Vision 2020 UK’s (later Vision UK) impact in the UK. Vision UK shut operations last week. This interview is part of the Vision Excellence Awards – do send in your nominations. What was VISION 2020 UK’s impact on eye care and service delivery in the UK and the region? By…

Article on Health-care costs of DR in Hungary

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

An article was published recently in British Journal of Ophthalmology on the costs of DR in Hungary, based on their RAAB-DR data. The article is titled Rapid assessment of avoidable blindness-based healthcare costs of diabetic retinopathy in Hungary and its projection for the year 2045. IAPB’s Europe Regional Chair and Co-Chair are co-authors. Access the…

Clearly to merge into IAPB

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

On 4 January 2021, we are delighted to announce that Clearly, the charity founded in 2016 by James Chen to raise the profile of vision among world leaders, will merge into the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). In a sign of the growing strength of the sector and progress that has been made on the…

Consultation on NCD Action Plan and Global Coordination Mechanism

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The WHO is holding a consultation on progress on NCDs, a mid-point evaluation on the NCD-GAP and evaluation on the Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases. The deadline to contribute to the WHO is 21st August. Given the important links between NCDs and eye health, there may be interest from…

VISION 2020 national bodies: India

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The CEO of Vision 2020 India, Phanindra Nukella (with inputs from Mr R.D. Thulsiraj, the first President of Vision 2020 India), writes about the impact of a VISION 2020 national body that formally brings together the government of India and the eye health sector under its umbrella. This interview is part of the Vision Excellence Awards…