All Eyes on the Commonwealth

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

At St. James’s Palace in London on the 26th February a special event took place, hosted by Vision for the Commonwealth. Clearly, one of the member organisations, led on the organisation of the event. Targeting 54 High Commissioners, the event aimed to build on momentum following on from the ground-breaking commitment made by the Commonwealth…

Commonwealth Health Partnerships & Avoidable Blindness

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

Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2014, the essential overview of health in the Commonwealth, has a great paper on Avoidable Blindness. Put together by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust with significant inputs from IAPB, the article gives a great overview of the situation on the Commonwealth countries, IAPB and the Trust’s efforts to address them and…

The Trust seeks Commonwealth Support on Avoidable Blindness

Director of Advocacy and Commonwealth Engagement
Organisation: Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Trust

98 million people in the Commonwealth are blind or have low vision. In November 2013, avoidable blindness featured at a Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting possibly for the first time. Commonwealth Heads of Government endorsed the focus of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust on avoidable blindness, and encouraged it to work with others with the…