Bayer HealthCare Supports World Sight Day Event

Global Advocacy
Organisation: Bayer

On October 9, Bayer colleagues worldwide came together to support World Sight Day (WSD) – an international day to promote awareness of avoidable blindness and its prevention – with various activities. About 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. About 90 percent of those affected live in developing countries. Preventable causes are as high as…

Bob McMullan on the IAPB WSD14 Event – and the future

President
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

My first response to the proceedings on World Sight Day in Mexico is one of gratitude. Gratitude to the organisers, of course, but also to the many government, professional and NGO representatives who made it so successful. What did we learn? First: that with the cooperation of the range of professional eye health bodies and…

The ‘Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer’ project launch, Madrid

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Diabetic Retinopathy Barometer project is gathering information on DR specifically on health practitioners’ and patients’ awareness of Diabetic Retinopathy and access to needed treatment and services, across 40 countries globally.  I attended the Press Launch on DME and on the DR Barometer Project, supported by Bayer, in Madrid on 12th May, to speak about…