#StrongerTogether Photo Competition Winners and Runners-Up

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The winners of the #StrongerTogether Photo Competition were announced at the celebration ceremony of the 10GA in Durban, South Africa. Although only two clear winners were voted for in the Professional and Amateur categories (congratulations to Tommy Trenchard and Duke!) with five runners up each, a BIG thank you to all the participants; your submissions…

#StrongerTogether Photo Competition winners announced

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

The winners of the #StrongerTogether Photo Competition were announced at the 10GA Celebration Ceremony, in Durban, South Africa by Michelle Sylvanowicz, representing Bayer. As part of a moving speech that spelt out the need to talk about and make people comfortable with eye care, even in urban settings, she announced the following winners: Winner –…

Committing to Universal Eye Health

Director of Advocacy and Interim CEO
Organisation: IAPB

The “Commitment to promote Universal Eye Health and eliminate blinding NTDs” was launched at the Celebration ceremony of the  IAPB 10th General Assembly. The General Assembly comes at a critical time in the implementation of the Global Action Plan on Universal Eye Health 2014-2019, which was adopted unanimously in the 66th World Health Assembly in…

IAPB Awards honour collaboration and contributions to eye care

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB’s 10th General Assembly, the premier global event discussing clinical and public health issues related to blindness and vision impairment, honoured key eye care professionals and organisations for their contributions to blindness prevention. Immediate Release: The late Prof Brien Holden, founder of the Brien Holden Vision Institute and an extraordinary champion for eye health and…

IAPB Vision Atlas to be launched at 10GA

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The IAPB Vision Atlas website will be launched at the 10GA Opening Ceremony on 27 October in Durban by Peter Ackland, IAPB CEO. The Opening Ceremony will be graced by the presence of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, the National Minister of Health, South Africa among other dignitaries, and over 1000 delegates…

Peruvian National Eye Institute named after Dr. Francisco Contreras Campos

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

In recognition of Dr. Francisco Contreras Campos’ work in blindness prevention, the Peruvian National Eye institute, Instituto Nacional de Oftalmología – INO, has been named after him: Instituto Nacional de Oftalmología “Dr. Francisco Contreras Campos”. Amongst many positions and multiple awards, he was Founder and Director of the Peruvian National Eye Institute; the first Ophthalmic…

VISION 2020 UK launches Starting Point – first steps for families of vision impaired children

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has marked World Sight Day with a rollout of a national project, aimed at improving the information given to families at the point of diagnosis of their child’s vision impairment. The diagnosis of a child’s vision impairment can turn a…

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – India celebrates World Sight Day

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – India is celebrating World Sight Day 2016 with two events. They will be holding a seminar on the theme of WSD – Stronger Together on 12 October. The seminar will highlight the importance of partnership among different stakeholders for making their collective mission successful.The second event will be a…

River Blindness Eliminated in Guatemala

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

Guatemala has become the fourth country (after Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico) in the world to eliminate river blindness. This announcement comes one year after the international coalition, formed by The Carter Center, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), WHO and Merck’s MECTIZAN Donation Program, urged for the final push to eliminate onchocerciasis from the Americas.…

Major League Baseball Players Trust and Our Children’s Vision Take Aim at Avoidable Blindness

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Major League Baseball Players Trust and Our Children’s Vision Take Aim at Avoidable Blindness Former Major Leaguers and Indiana Natives LaTroy Hawkins & Kenny Lofton to Host Free Vision Screenings in Gary, IN on World Sight Day New York, NY, Monday, October 4, 2016 … Baseball and kids are a classic combination, but what happens…

Sight: The Story of Vision – First Film Color-Adapted for the Color Blind

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Kris Koenig  Koenig Films, Inc. 1 (530) 321 7827 kris@koenigfilms.com   Vision Documentary First Film Ever To Be Color-Adapted For the Color Blind Koenig Films and EnChroma enable color blind people to better see film’s colors Chico, CA – September 6, 2016 – Sight: The Story of Vision, a documentary…

Bid on the Mascot Package for Liverpool FC to raise funds for SiB

Associate Director, Seeing is Believing Group Public Affairs and Sustainability
Organisation: Standard Chartered

Standard Chartered is continuing its benefit auctions with the Liverpool Football Club (LFC) to raise funds for Seeing is Believing (SiB). After its successful first auction, this time the auction is for the incredible opportunity for your child to be the official mascot for Liverpool FC for their match against Manchester United FC to be…

Vision for a Nation Foundation Chief Executive wins Top Charity Award

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Vision for a Nation Foundation (VFAN) is proud to announce that its CEO, Tom Rosewall, has won top prize in the “Rising Chief Executive” category at the 2016 Third Sector Excellence awards ceremony. The prize is awarded to the chief executive who has made “outstanding contributions to his or her organisation, or the wider sector,…

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD looking for Programme Development Officer

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is looking for a Programme Development Officer to work with local teams in focus countries.  As part of the international Programme Development Hub, the Programme Development Officer is to take the lead in developing and growing  long-term partnerships with selected major public and institutional donors –  linked to  LIGHT FOR THE…

The Seva Foundation seeks new Executive Director

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The Seva Foundation is seeking a new Executive Director to take the helm of the organization  The search is being conducted upon the retirement of Jack Blanks, who has served as the Foundation’s Executive Director for the past 7 years.  Leadership Search Partners is performing this search on an exclusive basis on behalf of Seva…

Community Eye Health Courses by LV Prasad Eye Institute

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The LV Prasad Eye Institute is offering two courses in Community Eye Health to train human resources in Community Eye Care. 1) Certificate course in Community Eye Health (4 weeks): This programme is scheduled from 14th November (Monday) to 10th December (Saturday) 2016. The classes will be conducted at the LVPEI Gullapalli Pratibha Rao campus,…

The Clearly campaign: why new technology will help the whole world to see

Founder
Organisation: Clearly

The Clearly Campaign has reached another major milestone in our mission to tackle poor vision across the globe. Last month, we announced the 36 breakthrough companies to reach the Clearly Vision Prize semi-final. The semi-finalists – which represent a diverse range of cutting-edge innovations, from artificial intelligence to remote diagnostics and drone technology – will…

Optometry Giving Sight leads coalition in support of World Sight Day Challenge

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Leading North American optometric companies, networks, schools and practices will once again join forces in a coalition led by Optometry Giving Sight in support of World Sight Day (October 13th) and the World Sight Day Challenge, which runs throughout September and October. This is the 10th year of the Challenge, which encourages all members of…

Focus Initiative Webinar by Prevent Blindness

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) is conducting a consensus study to examine core principles and public health strategies to reduce visual impairment and promote eye health in the United States.    During this webinar, members of the Study Committee will share…