New UK Govt report focuses attention on disability

President
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

The UK House of Commons’ International Development Committee has recently released a report on its inquiry into disability and development. The report includes a number of recommendations to strengthen the UK government’s response to disability in its development and humanitarian work.  One element of any successful medium term strategy for mobilising more global resources for…

International Mobility Conference

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The International Mobility Conference (IMC 15) is being held in Montreal from 6-9 July 2015. The conference brings together educators, researchers and practitioners in the field of Orientation & Mobility training for blind and partially sighted persons. The Conference programme will be shaped around the theme “A world of innovation” and will be an opportunity…

Urgent final call for participants from 42 countries to contribute now to largest global diabetic retinopathy (DR) survey

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The DR Barometer survey, set to be the biggest survey ever conducted in diabetic retinopathy (DR), is enrolling people with diabetes and healthcare providers. The valuable time spent by all those contributing will play a critical role in informing and shaping policy and decision-making nationally and globally in DR. There is an urgent need to…

Liverpool FC plays for Seeing is Believing

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Liverpool Football Club (LFC) will partner with Seeing is Believing again for the “Perfect Match” this year too. On Tuesday, 10 February, 8pm GMT, LFC will once again swap the logo on the first team home shirt to “Seeing is Believing” during the game against Tottenham Hotspur.  This is the fourth consecutive year in…

Seeing is Believing gets a new Head

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Carmen Choy is the new Head of Seeing is Believing in January 2015. She has moved to London from Hong Kong to take up this responsibility.   Carmen joined Standard Chartered in 2008 as part of the Hong Kong Corporate Affairs team, focusing on sustainability, sponsorship and brand management.  In 2012, not long after the…

MSc Public Health for Eye Care

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The annual MSc Public Health for Eye Care at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is accepting applications. This course aims to provide eye health professionals with the public health knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their setting.   The training will enable them to: Develop a public…

HKI Hiring Officers for NTDs Project

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Helen Keller International (HKI) will be leading the implementation of Morbidity Management and Disability Prevention for Blinding Trachoma and Lymphatic Filariasis (MMPD) activities, under a five year, $35 million Cooperative Agreement with USAID.  This activity will provide USAID, the Bureau for Global Health (GH), and the NTD Program with assistance to strengthen MMDP components within…

LFTW performs 50,000 Cataract Surgeries

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

2014 was a big year for the “Light For the World” international NGO confederation, and topping it is the news that they have performed 50,000 cataract surgeries in 2014.  “Our goal was to do 50,000 cataract operations in all of our focus countries, for example in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, but also in northeast India and…

Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention to Recognize Excellence

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Nominations are now being accepted for the Lions/PAAO Award in Blindness Prevention, which will be awarded at the XXXI Pan-American Congress in Ophthalmology, to be hosted in Bogota, Colombia in August 2015.    The award will be granted to a Colombian ophthalmologist who has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing and developing eye care services…

DR Barometer Project – Survey

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and IAPB, working in collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) are trying to gather evidence on knowledge, policies, standards of care, and supportive services for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema across 42 countries. Phase I used numerous interviews to better understand…

Research grant by Prevent Blindness

2015 Joanne Angle Investigator Award – a research grant by Prevent Blindness Deadline: March 6, 2015 at 12pm Eastern The 2015 Joanne Angle Investigator Award provides funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety. Applications will be accepted in the following priority areas in adult vision, children’s vision, or eye injury:…

Jobs: Communications Officers

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB is looking to hire two Communications Officers – Design and UI – with excellent Communications skills in Hyderabad, India. We will be setting up a new office in Hyderabad and the Officers will work with the Communications Manager to deliver IAPB’s Communications strategy. We will be working on new web properties (websites, microsites, social)…

Jobs: Latin America Advisor

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB Latin America is looking to contract an ophthalmologist with a public health background for about 50 days (negotiable) a year. The overall purpose of this consultancy is to provide leadership and strategic direction to IAPB’s work in the Latin America region and to ensure that the objectives of the Regional Action Plan for the…

IAPB supports Universal Health Coverage day

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

All people everywhere should be able to access health services including eye health services, whatever their social or economic background, their gender, age, or health status. Yet the reality is high proportions of people globally cannot afford to access even basic services, or are excluded in other ways, such as persons with vision impairment may…