Improving Accessibility to New Glaucoma Treatment Options

Assistant Professor, National University Of Singapore and Consultant Ophthalmologist, National University Hospital
Organisation: National University Of Singapore
For World Glaucoma Week, Dr Chelvin Sng on how just early diagnosis of glaucoma isn't enough in Asia and Africa to save sight and the need to improve accessibility to new glaucoma treatment options... Glaucoma is the leading cause of global irreversible blindness, and glaucoma treatment, generally, prevents progression of the disease by reducing eye pressure.…

Glaucoma – a way forward

Head
Organisation: Glaucoma Center- Morocco
For World Glaucoma Week, Dr. Sidi Mohamed Ezzouhairi pens a personal piece touching on IOP in glaucoma, the conflict of interest for ophthalmologists and more... Glaucoma in Morocco, as in the rest of the world, represents the second leading cause of blindness. The burden of glaucoma, the silent thief of sight, is very high in…

Training surgeons through simulation: A BCBP-funded project

Fundraising Manager
Organisation: British Council for Prevention of Blindness
For World Glaucoma Week, Emma McGuigan on how the British Council for Prevention of Blindness is helping train surgeons quickly to tackle conditions like glaucoma... I joined the British Council for Prevention of Blindness (BCPB) in July 2017 as a Fundraising Manager. I was shocked at the time to find out about the prevalence of…

Reminiscences

President, International Eye Foundation and Vice-President, IAPB
Organisation: International Eye Foundation

On International Women’s Day, Victoria Sheffield,  President & CEO, International Eye Foundation and Vice President, IAPB reminisces on her journey in eye care… My wonderful opportunities to build strong friendships, working relationships, and trust were not given lightly, but working hard and proving oneself attracts amazing people who help along the way. I began my…

Promoting excellence in eye care delivery: Eye Foundation Hospital

Chief Business Development Officer
Organisation: Eye Foundation Hospital

Adeyemi Oyewumi and Frances Unuode on how the Eye Foundation Hospital promotes excellence in eye care delivery… Eye Foundation Hospital was established in 1993 with a vision to eliminate avoidable blindness through the provision of equitable, qualitative, quantitative and affordable eye care to all. Over the past 25 years, we have built a network which…

Focus On Glaucoma Webinar: Africa

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
As part of our activities to mark World Glaucoma Week 2019, IAPB presents four webinars to cover the regions of North America, Africa, South East Asia and China/West Pacific for members and partnering organisations to take part in during 10-16 March 2018. The Africa Webinar will focus on Open Angle Glaucoma: Timing: March 13th – 15:00-16:00…

WHO Afro releases Core Competencies for the Eye Health Workforce

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 Afro has released the Core competencies for the Eye Health Workforce in the WHO African region. Given the shortage of human resources for eye health, and in line with the WHO approach to task shifting or sharing, this policy document is a unique contribution to detailing the competencies required of a range of eye…

The USee: Introducing Global Vision 2020

Director of Communications
Organisation: Global Vision 2020

In January 2019, Global Vision 2020 (GV2020) joined the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. We are excited about the opportunity to be part of the organization that is leading the fight to end preventable blindness around the world. IAPB will be pivotal to our success as a small non-profit with a unique product.…

Leaving an impact: Screening in schools for the visually impaired

Childhood Blindness and Low vision Coordinator
Organisation: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO)

On World/Universal Children’s Day, Elizabeth Kishiki, Kilimanjaro Centre For Community Ophthalmology and the work they are doing by screening in schools for the visually impaired. “I can see better now; I can move freely in the school compound and am now able to help my fellow pupils who are totally blind, find their way within…

The Retinopathy of Prematurity Network (ROP-NET): bringing essential eye care to premature babies

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Organisation: International Centre for Eye Health

On World Prematurity Day, Aeesha Malik, International Centre for Eye Health on their Retinopathy of Prematurity Network and how they are working to improve ROP programmes in Low-and-Middle-Income countries… “We at Abuja are grateful for being given this great opportunity to advance in our care of premature babies. We thank you all for the sacrifice…

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Project Celebrates 20 Years of Eye Care in Ethiopia

Orbis just wrapped its three-week Flying Eye Hospital project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia celebrating their 20th anniversary of sight saving work in the country. The Federal Ministry of Health and the Ophthalmological Society of Ethiopia partnered with the international NGO to train local eye care teams in adult and pediatric surgery techniques, hosted by the…

Photo Competition Stories: A trip to Uganda

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

The World Sight Day Photo Competitions have attracted a lot of quality submissions from around the world; each with a story to tell. Terry Cooper talks about his visit to Uganda.  A VISION2020 LINKS programme team lead by council member Clare Davey was sent to Uganda in April 2015, where they set up a diabetic retinopathy…

Photo Competition Stories: Gezaw Sheferaw

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The World Sight Day Photo Competitions have attracted a lot of quality submissions from around the world; each with a story to tell. This post is about Gezaw Sheferaw, an Ethiopian farmer with cataract in one eye. The pictures and inputs have been provided by Ulrich Eigner, on assignment with Light for the World. Thank you…

Photo Competition Stories: Eye care in Ethiopia

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB
The World Sight Day Photo Competitions have attracted a lot of quality submissions from around the world; each with a story to tell. This post is about Graham Coates' assignment with Vision Aid Overseas in Ethiopia. The pictures and inputs have been provided by Graham – Thank you Graham! Farmers waiting their turn to get their vision screened/ Photo…

Vacancy: Finance and Administration Officer (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 is seeking a Finance and and Administration Officer based out of Ghana. Job Title: Finance and Administration Officer – Ghana (24 months fixed term, with potential for extension) Location: VFAN Office, Accra, Ghana Reports To: Programme Manager – Ghana Salary Range and Benefits: 7000 – 10,000 GHC per month, 23 days annual leave excl. public holidays…

He Eye Specialists Hospital Holds Forum on Sight for Africa

Director PBL Department He Vision Group
Organisation: Shenyang He Eye Hospital

IAPB’s China member, the Shenyang based He Eye Specialists Hospital (HESH) recently organised the 2018 China-Africa Eye Health Cooperation Forum. It was hosted by National Health Commission of P.R.China and co-organised by Orbis International, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), African Ophthalmology Council (AOC), HESH and National Training Base for Prevention of Blindness. The forum was…

RAAB in Inhambane, Mozambique

Projects Manager
Organisation: Eyes Of The World (Fundació Ulls del Món)

Francisco Sanz León works as a Projects Manager for Ulls del món (also known as Eyes of the World) and won the Amateur Prize in last year’s #MakeVisionCount photo competition. He writes about the RAAB in Inhambane, Mozambique, where he took his winning photo. My name is Francisco Sanz León and I work as a…

WHO Afro releases Primary Eye Care Training Manual

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 WHO Regional Office for Africa has launched a training manual entitled “Primary Eye Care Training Manual – A course to strengthen the capacity of health personnel to manage eye patients at primary-level health facilities in the African Region”. The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance in the design, implementation and evaluation of…

Eye Bank of Ethiopia Celebrates 15 Years of Service

Communications Manager
Organisation: Himalayan Cataract Project

Partners in eye care, Orbis International, Himalayan Cataract Project and SightLife honor milestone for the highest volume eye bank in sub-Saharan Africa. For the past 15 years the Eye Bank of Ethiopia has worked tirelessly to reverse corneal blindness in the country through the collection and processing of donor corneas. Founded through an agreement between…

Kellogg-led ophthalmology resident programme grows in Ethiopia

Communications Manager for Global REACH
Organisation: University of Michigan Medical School

Only a few years old, a nascent ophthalmology residency programme at Ethiopia’s St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical Center in Addis Ababa is growing both in size and scope. Established in 2015 in partnership with the Kellogg Eye Center for International Ophthalmology, the programme welcomed their third class of residents in 2017, bringing the number of resident trainees to…