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.
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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…

Historia del Congreso Nacional de Residentes en Oftalmología A 35 años de su fundación

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.
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Un referente exitoso – Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología. Idea inicial La enseñanza ha sido el motor principal en mi vida. La formación del individuo en todas las áreas el fin mayor. El residente de oftalmología ocupa así un importante lugar en ello. Como miembro activo de la Sociedad Mexicana de Oftalmología (SMO) pensé que la…

Eliminating Trachoma: WHO announces sustained progress

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

Maputo | Geneva — The number of people at risk of trachoma – the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness – has fallen from 1.5 billion in 2002 to just over 142 million in 2019, a reduction of 91%, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported. New data was presented at the 22nd meeting of…

Prevención de Ceguera, un Proyecto con Pasión

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 historia, del inicio, desarrollo, logros y tropiezos de un proyecto de Salud Ocular encaminado a Prevenir la Ceguera evitable no pretende elogiar y engrandecer a ninguna persona o institución en particular, lo que queremos con la narración de esta experiencia llevada con pasión, convicción y bajo lineamientos claros de lo que preconiza el Programa…

Cuarta Reunión de Gerentes de los Programas de Salud Visual

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

Cuarta Reunión de Gerentes de los Programas de Salud Visual/ representantes de los Ministerios de la Salud. Organización Panamericana de la Salud 1 y 2 de abril de 2019. Se llevó a cabo en San José, Costa Rica la Cuarta Reunión de Gerentes de los Programas de Salud Visual/ Representantes de los Ministerios de la…

Job Alert: Seva looking for Program Officer in Latin America and Caribbean

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Job Announcement – Program Officer, Latin America and Caribbean– Full time. Seva Foundation, Berkeley, CA.  Did you know that 253 million people live with visual impairment and that 80% of visual impairment could be avoided if diagnosed and treated early? Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness. We train local…

Noticias: Junio 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

Guías Mexicanas Para el Manejo de Uveítis No Infecciosas en Adultos Estimados compañeros, Reciban un cordial saludo, la participación del CMEIO en el pasado congreso panamericano no ha pasado desapercibida y gracias al esfuerzo conjunto de todos, se lograron cursos y simposios de alto nivel académico y concurrencia masiva. Sigamos trabajando en conjunto para crecer…

7th Congress of the Ophthalmological Society of Eastern Central and Southern Africa

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 7th Congress of the Ophthalmological Society of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COECSA 2019) will be held from Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd August 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. This meeting will be held at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC).

World Health Assembly Update: Access to medicines

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 World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on improving the transparency of markets for medicines, vaccines and other health products in an effort to expand access. The resolution urges Member States to enhance public sharing of information on actual prices paid by governments and other buyers for health products, and greater transparency on pharmaceutical patents,…

World Health Assembly Update: Resolutions on PHC, CHW, and UHC

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

World Health Assembly agreed to three resolutions on universal health coverage (UHC). They focus on: primary healthcare, the role of community health workers, and the September UN General Assembly high-level meeting on UHC. Primary health care towards universal health coverage The first resolution urges Member States to take measures to implement the Declaration of Astana,…