VISION 2020 National Bodies: Australia

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

Jennifer Gersbeck, Executive Director – Global Advocacy, The Fred Hollows Foundation was a previous CEO of Vision 2020 Australia. She writes about the impact of the national body in Australia, the Western Pacific region and beyond. This interview is part of the Vision Excellence Awards – do send in your nominations. What was VISION 2020’s…

Mapping of the Human Resources and Infrastructure on Eye Health in India underway

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

New Delhi: VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – INDIA is one of the members in the 17 member national committee formed by National Control for Prevention of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for collaborating with Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi…

Virtual Launches of the World Report on Vision

Policy & Advocacy Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Following the launch of the World Report on Vision in October 2019, IAPB had committed to work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to coordinate over 50 World Report on Vision country launches. Since the launch of the World Report on Vision, IAPB have convened eight successful launches. These launches have been critical to the…

Eye Health Heroes Speak Up: Sangmi Lee

Project Manager Quang Tri
Organisation: Project BOM

Since 2018, I have been working with Project BOM. I work in Vietnam. We work towards preventing blindness through eye screenings to detect fundus diseases in patients by distribution of EYELIKE. This is a digital ophthalmoscope. In 2019, I had the honor of becoming an Eye Health Hero. At IAPB’s Council of Members last year,…

Indigenous People’s & Eye Health – an online series

Director of Program Implementation – Oceania
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

By Jaki Adams-Barton, Director of Program Implementation – Oceania, The Fred Hollows Foundation I’m pleased to be working with IAPB Members and Stakeholders to convene this online series focused on Indigenous Peoples and eye health. My role includes overseeing our programming in Australia, through the Indigenous Australia Program – which focuses on improving access to…

Indigenous Peoples & Eye Health – Interview of Jaki with Janine Mohammed

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

As part of the Indigenous Peoples & Eye Health series, catch  Jaki Adams-Barton, Director of Program Implementation – Oceania, The Fred Hollows Foundation in conversation with Dr Janine Mohammed, Chief Executive Officer, Lowitja Institute. They talk about the importance of indigenous inclusion in health responses.

Indigenous People’s & Eye Health – Aboriginal Health Services during COVID-19

Head of Australia Programs
Organisation: Brien Holden Foundation

Hello everyone, so since my last update in 2017 it has been a busy few years.  I am still honored to be able to work closely with Aboriginal Health Services in NSW.   I am now Head of Australia Programs, so I am learning quickly about the Northern Territory and working with out team based in…

Indigenous People’s & Eye Health – RANZCO on International Day for World’s Indigenous Peoples

Senior Manager – Policy & Government Relations
Organisation: RANZCO

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) respectfully acknowledges the continuous connection to land, sea and culture of Indigenous peoples across the world. In Australia and New Zealand, we continue to work towards better eye health outcomes for Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Most recently, recognising the effectiveness of…

WHA73: Our challenge for a new decade

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

Isaac Newton once said, “if I have seen a little further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”. When we look back through history, significant periods of change are marked by a series of turning points and the gradual embracing of new ideas as normal. as we reflect on the past two decades…

Rethinking global health means including eye-health

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

Countries have agreed today to adopt a new resolution on vision in an effort to reach the 1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to vital eye care services. More than 1 billion people are living with blindness or a vision impairment because they do not have access to basic services as simple…

WHO issues guidance to support the resumption of NTD activities in the context of 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

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued interim guidance for the implementation of mass treatment interventions, active case-finding campaigns and population-based surveys in the context of COVID-19 as of 27 July 2020. This interim guidance supersedes earlier guidance published in May 2020. The latest guidance note was developed to inform health authorities, NTD programme managers…

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, private sector, 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)…

Video: WHO and the World Report on Vision

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’s CEO Peter Holland hosted this webinar on WHO’s work building on the recommendations of the World Report on Vision.  Peter spoke to Dr. Alarcos Cieza, United Head, Sensory Functions, Disability and Rehabilitation, WHO and Stuart Keel, Technical Officer, Blindness Prevention, WHO. Speakers Chair: Peter Holland Chief Executive Officer, IAPB Speaker: Dr.  Alarcos Cieza United…

World Report on Vision Launch in Canada

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 International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and the Canadian Ophthalmology Society (COS) held the Canadian launch of the World Report on Vision (WRV) to discuss equitable access to eye health care as part of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society 2020 Annual Meeting on Friday, June 26. The event was also co-sponsored by Canadian…

Community Eye Health Journal: COVID-19 issue and smartphone app

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 Community Eye Health Journal (CEHJ) is a quarterly publication sent free to over 22,000 health care providers worldwide, mainly in Africa, for over 30 years. Our peer-reviewed articles are written by experts and combine clinical topics with public health approaches such as research, planning, management, technology, advocacy and training. New: COVID-19 issue Due to…

IAPB Africa Workplan 2021

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

The IAPB Africa Workplan for the period 2019-2022 serves to strengthen eye health in the sub-Saharan Africa Region. It aims to promote and embed the findings and recommendations of the World Health Organization – World Report on Vision (WRV) with member states, NGO’s and other key actors. Our plan, developed by members and stakeholders from…

Announcing a new global project on eye health financing

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

Over the next two months, a project will run that aims to summarise the extent to which eye care services are included in health insurances packages throughout the world, including Africa. The project is being run as part of the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health which aims to inform priorities for global…

Update of the IAPB Vision Atlas

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 IAPB Vision Atlas brings together the latest data and evidence related to avoidable blindness and sight loss; tells the story behind the numbers; presents solutions, and good practice; highlights the opportunities to eliminate some blinding conditions; and warns of emerging threats that, if ignored, could reverse the progress that has been made in reducing…