Combat Blindness International welcomes Reena Chandra Rajpal as Executive Director

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 Madison, WI– Combat Blindness International is excited to announce that Reena Chandra Rajpal, MPH, will assume the role of Executive Director starting in April.  Reena currently serves as the President of CBI’s Board of Directors.  She will continue this role as she assumes the Executive Director role.  Reena was the Director of Development…

Delivering eye care in Eastern India

Marketing and Communication Manager
Organisation: Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital

New IAPB Member the Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital introduce themselves… The lack of early eye health intervention in the Indian healthcare scenario especially in North Bengal poses a deep challenge. North Bengal’s mountainous terrains covered with lush green tea bushes and hard to reach hamlets have a huge population to whom access to eye…

Expanding mobile vision clinics in rural Laos

Manager of Disabilities Programs
Organisation: Latter-day Saint Charities

LDS Charities was founded in 1985 as an effort by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to deliver aid to Ethiopia during the 1985 famine. Over the last 34 years, our work has progressed to include eight signature programmes: clean water, community projects, emergency response, food security, immunizations, maternal and newborn care, vision…

Jessica Crofts-Lawrence joins IAPB

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

I am delighted to introduce Jessica Crofts-Lawrence who has recently joined IAPB as the new Head of Policy and Advocacy. Jessica previously led on international policy issues at the Bar Council of England and Wales, the membership body for barristers. Jessica spent over 4 years developing high-profile international justice projects, working closely with national Bar…

Prevent Blindness 8th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit

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

Prevent Blindness will host the eighth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on July 17, 2019, from 7:30am-3:30pm at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, “A Lifetime of Vision.”  The 2019 Summit will feature discussions around key pillars of public…

Five women who help us see

The Fred Hollows Foundation Philippines celebrated International Women’s Day 2019 by featuring five women making an impact in the eye health sector. In Filipino society, we look up to women as our “ilaw ng tahanan,” – light bearers who guide us and help us see. On International Women’s Day, we look at the stories of…

Community Eye Care (C-Eye-C) Clinic impacting public health care

Community Eye Care Service Coordinator
Organisation: Westmead Hospital

Belinda Ford (Westmead research fellow), Dr Philemon Huang (Westmead glaucoma fellow), Dr Rohan Gupta (Westmead glaucoma fellow) on Community Eye Care (C-Eye-C) Clinic impacting public health care. If you ask a room full of patients in the public hospital’s eye clinic about their experience, you might hear the same story repeated over and over. The…

Eye Health for Peace and Prosperity

CEO, LabSD

A single most memorable event of the IAPB CoM 2017 (Council of Members 2017) in Nepal for me, as a South Korean citizen, was when Dr. Gyun Jin Choy of Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital presented, “North Korea Blindness & Visual impairment.” I could tell that everyone else in the room was quite thrilled about the…

Vanuatu Eye Clinic Launch

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

Valentine’s Day was a celebration of Vanuatu’s love for eye health – Port Vila saw the colourful launch of a state of the art eye clinic, developed by the Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand. It couldn’t have been more appropriate timing given the return to the islands of Dr Johnson Kasso the first ni-Vanuatu trained…

IAPB WPR Focus: Quarter one in the Western Pacific region

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

No doubt everybody agrees it has been a busy and productive start to 2019, with many activities and much great work already underway throughout the Western Pacific. We have enjoyed interacting with many of you already in Quarter One and look forward to further contact and sharing throughout the year. With that in mind be…

Vacancy: Product Owner

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 Role Peek Vision is looking for a Product Owner to join the Peek team. This role will have overall accountability for ensuring Peek’s products are focused, integral, packaged publically for customer sales and prioritised according to both the demands of the customer and the company. This role sits within their Leadership team, which is…

Myopia Awareness Week – getting people talking

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 Council of Optometry and Brien Holden Vision Institute are collaborating to bring us Myopia Awareness Week, 13 – 19 May 2019. Together they are inspiring action in caregivers to protect their children’s vision and changing the way optometrists understand and treat myopia. “We know that almost half the world’s population will be myopic by…

Singapore to host IAPB General Assembly in 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

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness’ (IAPB) 11th General Assembly (11GA) will be held in Singapore from 12th-14thOctober 2020. The Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) will be hosting 11GA in “The Lion City”. Immediate Release: The next edition of the premier global event on public health and eye care, the 11th IAPB General Assembly,…

WHO launches global consultations for a new Roadmap on neglected tropical 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

WHO has launched global consultations for a new Roadmap on neglected tropical diseases. At its eleventh meeting in 2018, the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group for Neglected Tropical Diseases (STAG-NTD) recommended that WHO initiate a consultative process with the global NTD community to set new targets and milestones beyond 2020 to achieve the health-related 2030…

3rd World Congress of Optometry Education Programme Announced

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

ORLANDO and ST. LOUIS – April 10, 2019 – The World Council of Optometry and the American Academy of Optometry have partnered to present an impressive education programme taking place at Academy 2019 Orlando and the 3rd World Congress of Optometry, October 23-27, 2019. This joint meeting will bring global optometry together to offer a…

Eye health can no longer be overlooked in universal health coverage

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The theme of this year’s World Health Day is universal health coverage (UHC). Momentum is building around universal health coverage, that is, health for all without suffering financial hardship, with many countries around the world taking steps to achieve it. Eye health has historically not been conceived as being central to healthcare, the priority has…

Universal Health Coverage and Eye Health

Policy Adviser – Health
Organisation: Sightsavers

2019 is a big year for health. The forthcoming High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) will be a great opportunity for world leaders to ensure that steps towards accelerating health for all are genuinely taken. (Read Sightsavers’ take on the Africa Health International Conference and the Africa Health Forum.) Through the 2030 Agenda, countries…

UHC and Eye Care: An Opportunity To Change The Conversation

Global Lead, Advocacy
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

When we talk about eye care as an urgent global health problem, we often break the issue down into segments of need. We talk about the unmet need and the right of all people living with avoidable blindness to access known eye care treatments, like cataract surgery or a pair of glasses. We talk about…

Vacancy: Monitoring and Reporting Lead (Ghana)

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

Vision for a Nation Foundation (VFAN) is looking for a Monitoring and Reporting Lead in Ghana. The successful candidate must have the legal right to live and work in Ghana indefinitely. The purpose of the Monitoring and Reporting Lead is to design and implement their project monitoring and reporting approach, plan and tools, in partnership with GHS…

Editorial: Boletín Trimestral Latinoamérica Marzo 2019

Regional Chair for IAPB Latin America
Organisation: IAPB

Deseo compartir  con ustedes algunas reflexiones personales al término del Programa VISION 2020 que fue dado a conocer en 1999 y ya está  próximo su fin, Programa que nace a iniciativa de la Agencia Internacional de Prevención de Ceguera (IAPB, por sus siglas en inglés) y que muy pronto  respaldado por  las Instituciones afines  con un …