Two courses at KCCO

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 Kilimanjaro Center for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO) is offering two upcoming courses: Organizational & Financial Management to Achieve VISION 2020 in Africa and Bridging Communities and Eye Care Providers to Achieve VISION 2020 in Africa in November 2019. Bridging Communities and Eye Care Providers to Achieve VISION 2020 in Africa This course will be held from November…

Eye Care Foundation Activities in Tanzania

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

Eye Care Foundation (ECF) in Tanzania builds on the momentum to improve eye health that will contribute effectively to individual and national development. ECF helps prevent and cure avoidable blindness and visual impairment in four districts of Morogoro region in Tanzania namely; Ulanga, Malinyi, Kilombero and Ifakara town. These efforts are ere channelled through; a)…

The Kilimanjaro Center for Community Ophthalmology

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 Kilimanjaro Center for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO) works with partners to support the implementation of programmes in Africa in the areas of comprehensive eye care, childhood blindness and low vision, and trachoma elimination. Through its three pillars of activities (planning and change implementation, training and capacity building, and operational research), KCCO is currently supporting activities…

A landmark achievement – Eritrea meets V2020 goal for refractive errors human resources

After 9 years of running optometry training programme, Asmara College of Health Sciences (now Asmara University Orotta College of Medicine and Health Sciences) in Eritrea produced the country’s first optometrists. The 22 graduates (9 female and 13 male) were conferred their Bachelor of Optometry Degree in August 2019. Considering that the country has also trained…

Introducing COECSA’s new Competence Based Residency Programme at RIIO School of Ophthalmology, Rwanda

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

Simon Day interviewed the RIIO School of Ophthalmology Programme Director, Prof Ciku Mathenge. Tell me about RIIO and why a private institution started a School of Ophthalmology The Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology (RIIO) is registered as a local not for profit organisation in Rwanda. The Principal themes of operation that are included in its…

COECSA 2020

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

COECSA and Ophthalmological Society of Malawi (OSM) will bring you the 8th Annual Scientific Congress from 19-21 August 2020. At Bingu Wa Mutharika International Convention Centre, Lilongwe, Malawi. More information here

The Joint Congress of 8th OPSE, 3rd MEO Oncology 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

The Joint Congress of: 8th Ophthalmic Plastic Society of Egypt, 3rd Middle East Ophthalmic Oncology & African Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery will take place in Egypt on 4-6th December. Registrations open: Sep 20 Find out more here.

Be He@lthy, Be Mobile

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 use of mobile and wireless technologies has the potential to transform the face of health service delivery across the globe. There are reportedly more than 7 billion mobile telephone subscriptions across the world, over 70% of which are in low- or middle- income countries. In many places, people are more likely to have access…

WHO Regional office for Africa update on 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

The World Health Organization, Regional office for Africa (WHO-AFRO), through its Non-communicable disease cluster, in collaboration with partners, continues to support Member States to improve access to eye health care with a focus on primary health care and community levels. Ongoing, planned, and other long term planned activities are outlined as follows: 1. Catalogue of…

New UK aid support to protect 200 million people from debilitating diseases

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

A new UK aid programme will fight diseases in 25 of the world’s poorest countries Support will target five Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) which cause disability and death A new UK aid package will help protect 200 million people worldwide from debilitating diseases. The flagship programme, called Ascend, was announced by the UK’s international development…

13th Regional Eye Health Partners Meeting for West Africa

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

Following a regional meeting on eye health organized by West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 4-6 June 2002, it was recommended that a Regional Eye Health NGDOs Coordination Group be established to support WAHO and : Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Member States to eliminate avoidable blindness by the…

COECSA & Partners Support the development of ROP, Retinoblastoma and DR Guidelines

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

Through a collaborative project dubbed, Health Systems Strengthening Project in ECSA Region, COECSA has supported the development of clinical management guidelines in Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and Diabetic Retinopathy in Kenya. The project has also supported the development and dissemination of the Retinoblastoma and Diabetic Retinopathy guidelines in the Republic of Tanzania. The project, in…

COECSA Elects New President

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 Annual Scientific Congress of the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central &Southern Africa (COECSA) was held in August 21-23rd in Kigali Rwanda. The Congress attracted over 500 delegates from over 55 nationalities as well as over 30 exhibitors from around the world. This event marks one of the largest and well attended scientific congresses…

Reducing childhood blindness in Nepal: the National Programme for Control of Childhood Blindness

IAPB-Country Chair Nepal and Executive Director
Organisation: Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh

In Nepal, the most blinding conditions among children are preventable; these include – Vitamin A deficiency, Xerophthalmia, measles, ophthalmia neonatorum, eye injuries, congenital cataract and congenital glaucoma.  Refractive error, squint and amblyopia are other common causes for vision impairment, low vision and unilateral blindness. National Programme for Control of Childhood Blindness In 2010, with the…

Editorial Septiembre 2019: Dia Mundial De La Visión (W.S.D.) 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

Como ya es tradición el 2do jueves del mes de Octubre de cada año desde hace más de una década,  la Agencia Internacional de Prevención de la Ceguera ha institucionalizado la importancia de celebrar  en todos los países este día, invitando a las organizaciones líderes de la Oftalmología y la Optometría a expresar en un…

Día Mundial de la Visión 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

Día Mundial de la Visión (WSD) es un día anual de la conciencia se lleva a cabo el segundo jueves de octubre, para centrar la atención mundial sobre la ceguera y la discapacidad visual. Día Mundial de la Visión 2019 es el 10 de octubre el año 2019. 2019 es el último año del Plan…

Síndrome de Burn out y su impacto en la formación del residente

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

Jefe de Enseñanza e Investigación Fundación Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Luz IAP, México El síndrome de Burn out hace referencia al agotamiento físico, emocional y mental relacionado al trabajo, desencadenado por situaciones de estrés prolongado. Éste se ha visto asociado en mayor medida a prestadores de servicios de salud y relaciones humanas (médicos, enfermeras…

Fortalecimiento de la investigación en las residencias

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 Colegio Real de Médicos y Cirujanos de Canadá incluyó en su marco conceptual para la formación de especialistas basado en competencias (CanMEDS) un rol que denominó “Académico”1. Este rol (de igual importancia en la formación del médico que la adquisición del conocimiento y las habilidades técnicas, la capacidad de comunicación, trabajo en equipo y…

Resultado del Cuestionario de Retinopatía Diabetica

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

La Diabetes (DM) es una de las cuatro enfermedades no transmisibles prioritarias para la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), y desde hace más de una década, el aumento importante de casos nuevos, ha posicionado a la enfermedad como una pandemia; que podría llegar a los más de 600 millones de casos en el 2040.[1]…

Clínica Oftalmológica Del Caribe, Una Historia Llena De Visión, Innovación y Aportes a La Comunidad

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
Hace un poco más de 34 años, el oftalmólogo colombiano Dr. Luis Escaf Jaraba decidió iniciar un proyecto empresarial, motivado por hacer de su práctica profesional la mejor de Colombia. Es así como nace en un consultorio de 40 metros cuadrados y con 3 empleados lo que hoy en día es la Clínica Oftalmológica del…