Launch of UN Friends of Vision Group

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

First meeting/Image taken from Clearly/Twitter On World Sight Day in October Ambassador Aubrey Webson, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations, convened the first meeting of the UN Friends of Vision group. It followed considerable efforts by Clearly, the organisation founded by James Chen to persuade governments to take notice of the…

Addenbrooke’s Abroad becomes Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

Programme Officer
Organisation: Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

Addenbrooke’s Abroad celebrated its ten-year anniversary last year. Since the programme was established it has grown and evolved with three established health partnerships and supporting over 400 UK volunteers to undertake placements overseas. To reflect the programme’s diverse partners and stakeholders, the programme has been rebranded as Cambridge Global Health Partnerships. The new name reflects…

Botswana commits to provide eye screenings to all school children

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 Government of Botswana celebrated its commitment to provide eye health screening to every school child in the country by 2020 – the first country in the world to do so – at an event hosted by the British High Commission in Gaborone. Between five and ten per cent of children in schools have unnecessary…

Developing Child Eye Health Services

Orthoptist
Organisation: Addenbrooke’s Abroad

 On World Orthoptic Day, Claire Studley Scott, Orthoptist and a volunteer for Addenbrooke’s Abroad writes about the importance of early detection and treatment for children & her work in Botswana. Claire (second from right) with nurses in Botswana Happy World Orthoptic Day everyone! Orthoptics is a paramedical profession, primarily involved in the diagnosis and management…