IAPB Regional Workshop: Europe

VISION 2020 Workshop Programme Manager
Organisation: ICEH

Vienna, a city packed with imperial history, was the site for the IAPB regional workshop on the Global Action Plan: ‘Towards Universal Eye Health in Europe’, held with the support of our WHO partners. This workshop brought together the Heads of National Societies of Ophthalmology from across Europe to discuss the Global Action Plan, look…

New Report Adopts CSC as Health Indicator

Chief Executive of IAPB
Organisation: IAPB

I am delighted to note – as I am sure you are – that a new report jointly authored by the WHO and the World Bank includes Cataract Surgical Coverage (CSC) as a ‘promising’ indicator for monitoring Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Firstly, it’s a fantastic report; strong research, keen arguments and accessible to a wide(r)…

Dr Adrian Hopkins Awarded MBE

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Dr Adrian Hopkins, was awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2014 which were announced recently. Dr Hopkins — Director, Mectizan Donation Programme and IAPB Trsutee — was honoured for his humanitarian services in Africa. IAPB offers him our congratulations for this well-deserved…

Latin America Regional Meet in Panama

Regional Program Manager – Latin America
Organisation: IAPB

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) convened their annual meeting of eye care managers from Ministries of Health from across Latin America and the Caribbean on 12th and 13th May in Panama City.  This was an important gathering; it was the first meeting following the adoption of the Regional Action Plan for 2014-2019.  Juan Carlos…

#EyeCareForAll Photo Competition launched

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB, with support from Bayer, is launching an online photo competition with the theme “Eye Care for All” on June 1 ending on World Sight Day (8 October 2015). Prizes include a trip to an eye care project and a DSLR camera! Find out more at http://photocomp.iapb.org (Do use the hashtag #EyeCareForAll) Immediate release: The…

Small Grants for Africa-based Research

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The African Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO/AFRO) and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) are pleased to announce the 2015 call for applications of the Joint AFRO/TDR Small Grants Scheme (SGS) for implementation research in infectious diseases of poverty.

Global activity to end avoidable blindness – Are we having an impact?

Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

IAPB Joins the Fred Hollows Foundation in soliciting responses for the ideas listed in this blog post – especially around creating a Working Group for IAPB members. If you are interested, or have anything to share, please write to communications@iapb.org In December 2013, The Fred Hollows Foundation launched its 2014-2018 Strategic Plan; which outlines what…

BCPB Grants 2015

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness grant programme is offering grants for research projects that further the goals of ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’, in the following categories: Fellowships leading to the award of PhD or MD – up to £63,333 per year over 2 or 3 years.  Research grants – up to…

Focus on Eye Health: National Summit

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness will host the fourth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 17, 2015 at the National Press Club. The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, “Game Changers in Vision,” featuring efforts and advances that are expected to significantly change how we think about and deliver…

IAPB Board meetings in Dubai

Director of Development and Communications
Organisation: IAPB

The recent Board meetings were organised in Dubai with unstinting support from HRH Prince Abdulaziz Al Saud, Dr Alamuddin and the very professional IAPB EMR team. IAPB is sincerely grateful for their generosity. The first Board meetings of 2015 concluded last month mark some crucial milestones for IAPB. They are the first set of meetings…

Ebola and Eye care

Procurement & Standard List Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Coincidentally, the New York Times has published a story on Uveitis and Ebola, “After nearly claiming his life, Ebola lurked in a doctor’s eyes“ During a recent visit to Johannesburg, I attended the IAPB Africa Annual Conference, and had the opportunity to meet Dr Irmela Erdmann, Ophthalmologist and CBM West Africa Medical Advisor. Dr Erdmann…

New SiB pages on the IAPB website!

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

Seeing is Believing (SiB) is Standard Chartered’s flagship community investment programme which provides funding to address avoidable blindness and promote quality eye health.  Through Seeing is Believing, Standard Chartered Bank has partnered with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and leading international and national eye-care non-governmental organisations to improve access to eye…

Pixels in Fundus Cameras: How many do you need?

Chief Scientist
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Diagnostics

Standard digital fundus cameras form images of the fundus on an image sensor that consists of an array of sensing elements called pixels.  The greater the number of pixels per millimeter of the fundus, the greater the possible resolution of the image, up to a limit which is discussed below. For example, the greater the…