Yuddha Sapkota, certified RAAB 7 Survey trainer

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

I have been a certified RAAB trainer since 2014. As a trainer, I have trained and supervised survey teams and monitored RAAB surveys in Maldives, Timor-Leste, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan. The RAAB survey methodology gets updated regularly. In 2014 the RAAB 5 version was current, which soon became RAAB 6. Every version requires some…

Go Sunny For Sight“目”浴阳光 : Paris 巴黎

SEDPTC Myopia Management Mascot
Organisation: Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center

The first stop for Big Eye is…Paris! Where will Big Eye visit next!? 大眼仔下一站去哪里!? Image on Top: Big Eye at Arc de Triomphe Who is Big Eye? Big Eye Goes Global大眼仔全球环游记} Also read: Big Eye Goes Global 24th China National Sight Day to be observed on June 6

Provision of comprehensive quality eye care in the Western Regions of Tanzania

Project Manager Sumbawanga
Organisation: The German Committee for the Prevention of Blindness

The German Committee for the Prevention of Blindness (DKVB) is a non-governmental organization committed to preventing avoidable blindness. The DKVB finances and supports eye health projects and the training of the medical staff. This means we are a donor; providing technical guidance to the services being delivered by its eye health specialists and experts. The…

Bringing eye care to hard-to-reach people

Former Project Director CATCH programme
Organisation: Sightsavers

Since 2015 the UK aid funded CATCH programme (Coordinated Approach to Community Healthy eyes) has transformed access to eye health services across remote areas in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia. Initially CATCH “piggybacked” trachoma programmes, using trachoma surgery camps to identify people with other eye conditions and provide treatment. The most common condition found…

24th China National Sight Day to be observed on June 6

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

6月6日中国第24个全国爱眼日活动敬请关注 All IAPB members and friends across China will be participating in activities to mark 24th China National Sight Day on June 6. Amongst those will be the activities carried out by Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center (SEDPTC). Many readers will already be familiar with Big Eye, the SEDPTC mascot who teaches children…

Big Eyes Goes Global

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

With China National Sight Day fast approaching, attention continues to focus on the growth of myopia and the importance of strategies to combat the trend. Increased outdoor activity for children is one such mechanism and our colleagues at Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center (SEDPTC) are at the forefront of research and awareness raising. …

Allergan, Sightsavers and IAPB announce Keep Sight initiative to address glaucoma

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

— Unique initiative joins an innovative eyecare biopharma leader with international charities to train healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat patients with glaucoma —  — Glaucoma is the third leading cause of blindness worldwide[i] yet with adequate screening and diagnosis, vision loss can be prevented—  — “Keep Sight” initiative launched at the World Health Assembly…

Orbis promotes Rahul Ali and Rishi Raj Borah

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

Dr Rahul Ali who has been the Country Director for Orbis India for the past seven years has been promoted to Vice President, Africa and Asia Programmes. Rishi Raj Borah has been promoted to Country Director of Orbis India. Under Rahul’s leadership, the India team has booked several successes including the ongoing development of the…

Global Panel debate raises the economic, developmental, and health merits of vision care

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

At a symposium hosted by OneSight in conjunction with the National Geographic Society, an international panel of vision care experts reported on the successful outcomes and broad impact of vision care access on underserved communities. The panel declared that lack of vision care access continues to be a pervasive issue costing $230 billion in lost…

The Cox Bazaar RAAB: Surveying vision among the Rohingya Refugee Population in Bangladesh

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The story so far: Victims of what the UN called ethnic cleansing, more than a million Rohingya refugees live in refugee camps around Cox’s Bazaar in eastern Bangladesh. A number of IAPB members, with support from IAPB South East Asia, conducted a situation analysis (and published it in July last year). The situation analysis delved…

SightLife names Josie Noah as Chief Global Officer and Jim McCorkle as Chief Operating Officer

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: Seattle, WA (May 7, 2019) –  SightLife, the nonprofit global health organization dedicated to eliminating corneal blindness, announced that Josie Noah has been named Chief Global Officer (CGO) and Jim McCorkle has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO). “Having Josie and Jim serve as executives at SightLife makes me even more confident that…

Vacancy: Staff Ophthalmologist

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

Orbis is looking for a Staff Ophthalmologist. As a member of the medical team on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, the Staff Ophthalmologist ensures that the predetermined medical objectives of the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) ocular disease programmes in developing countries are achieved successfully by actively participating in the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of…

Ophthalmic Nurses Prepare for 2020

Project Officer, Lions Eye Donation Service
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia

The World Health Organization (WHO) and International Council of Nurses announce that 2020 is the year of the Nurse and Midwife. This is to honour the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, and timed to launch the WHO State of the World Report on nurses and midwifes. [1] The IAPB community have embraced this opportunity…

Quality Assurance Enhances Quality of Care

Clinical Quality Assurance Advisor
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand

The role of Clinical Quality Assurance Advisor (CQAA) for Fred Hollows Foundation NZ was established to ensure consistency in standards of delivering high quality, safe effective care to patients across the Pacific and minimize clinical risk. My clinical portfolio is that of a registered nurse with an extensive background; senior clinical nurse in cardiac intensive…

Nurses Help Orbis Transform Lives

Ophthalmic Specialist Nurse, Head Nurse
Organisation: Orbis International

I have worked with Orbis International as Head Nurse and Ophthalmic Specialist Nurse, since July 2013. Orbis transforms lives through the world’s only ‘Flying Eye Hospital’ (FEH) working in over 96 countries worldwide.  Orbis provide training to doctors, nurses and biomedical engineers, as well as opens doors to Ministers of Health so that we can…

Educating Ophthalmic Nurses in Australia through EyeTeleC

Vice-President
Organisation: The Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association in NSW

To advance ophthalmic professional development, learning is very important. Expanding our skills and knowledge base ultimately also leads to better patient outcomes. In New South Wales (NSW), where I am the Vice-President of the Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association (AONA), we are implementing one such project.  The Eye TeleC project provides AONA NSW members, with ophthalmic…