First ‘National Eye Health Survey’ gets funding in Australia

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Australia is one step closer to eliminating blindness and vision impairment following a Federal Government funding announcement for a major survey that will map the prevalence of eye conditions nationally. In what is a first for Australia, a National Eye Health Survey has been given a $1.126 million funding injection by the Minister for Health…

2015 António Champalimaud Vision Award

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Champalimaud Foundation is inviting nominations and applications for the €1 million 2015 António Champalimaud Vision Award. The annual António Champalimaud Vision Award will be presented in 2015 to groups with outstanding contributions towards the prevention and alleviation of blindness and visual impairment, primarily in developing countries.  The award is directed to groups actively involved…

VISION 2020 Workshop 2014-19: Eastern Mediterranean Region

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, in collaboration with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness – Eastern Mediterranean Region (IAPB-EMR), IMPACT-EMR and Prevention of Blindness Union (PBU) organized a regional workshop on WHO Global Action Plan 2014-2019 ‘Towards Universal Eye Health’ and Child Eye Health, from 18 to 20 March 2014…

ICO issues updated Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) has published updated ICO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care. The Guidelines provide recommendations for screening and evaluating people with diabetes for potentially blinding eye problems, and treating those with diabetic retinopathy and other ocular complications of diabetes. “The original ICO Guidelines, released in December 2013, were a technical consensus…

Time to end the eye health ‘neglect’ in Europe

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Luxemburg, 1st April 2014 – The European Coalition for Vision (ECV) (1) met today with the European Union (EU)’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) and EUROSTAT, the statistical office of the EU, to reiterate its call to European decision-makers to include eye health and vision in the European political agenda. Earlier this…

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust joins IAPB

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

he International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is delighted to welcome The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust) as its newest member. Four out of five visually impaired people are avoidably so. The Trust, established in 2012, is poised to play a major role in the elimination of avoidable blindness and visual…

2013 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, was nominated by The Cornea Society to receive the 2013 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) annual meeting.   Dr. Rao completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, followed by a cornea fellowship at Tufts University. He then moved to…

IAPB Highlights 2013

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The IAPB Highlights 2013 provides you with an overview of achievements and activities IAPB and the membership have collectively brought about or contributed to over the past year. In his foreword to the publication, Bob McMullan, IAPB President, writes, “(2013) has seen some landmark achievements due to the outstanding work of member organisations, key individuals and IAPB…

New IAPB Report on ‘Universal Eye Health’ launched on World Sight Day

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB
World Sight Day 2013 (WSD) – an international day of awareness about avoidable blindness and its prevention – will mark the launch of a report on Universal Eye Health. 2013 is an important year, as it marks the launch of a new WHO Action Plan on the prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment 2014-19. In keeping with…

The L’OCCITANE Sight Award

The L’OCCITANE Foundation is involved in two fields of action: the support for the visually impaired and the promotion of women’s entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso. With an average annual budget of €1,000,000, it supports every year around 15 projects.  Supporting the Visually Impaired As L’OCCITANE is a sensorial brand, its Foundation works with the senses…

Seeing is Believing launches flagship East Africa Child Eye Health project

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Organisation: IAPB

Seeing is Believing is bringing together 15 different organisations across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to develop a unified approach to the delivery of child eye-health in the region. USD6.25mn will be invested through the programme with each country receiving a roughly equal amount of funding. The need There is a high need in this region…