IAPB Council of Members 2019 Round-up

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Council this year in Dar es Salaam brought together many strands of IAPB’s work. In the run-up to next year’s Global Assembly 2020, the Council showcased and discussed key themes that will light up our programme next year. Sessions covered a range of topics, including gender equity, climate-action, programme delivery, fundraising and Advocacy for…

The 2nd Meeting of Korean Eye Care Working Group


On the 4th of June, 2019, representatives from IAPB member organizations in South Korea gathered together for the 2nd meeting of Korean Eye Care Working Group (KECWG).  The members were Good People International, Korean Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness, Project BOM affiliated with Yonsei University Severance Hospital, and Vision Care Services.  Tech start-ups concerned…

Interactive workshop: “Leaving no-one behind: strengthening inclusion and equity in eye health”

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

CBM and Sightsavers warmly welcome everyone to a free interactive workshop on “Leaving no-one behind: strengthening inclusion and equity in eye health” on 3-4 October, prior to IAPB Council of Members Meeting, in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. We will share evidence based background information and experience of making eye health services more inclusive and accessible for people…

Call for Programme Submissions – Council of Members 2019

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Calling all IAPB members! We are looking for your programme ideas for Council of Members 2019 (CoM). This year’s Council of Members will be held in Africa in conjunction with local hosts Sightsavers. We are very excited to offer IAPB members the opportunity to put forward your ideas for sessions. Following on from the success…

2018 in Review: IAPB South-East Asia

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB
The focus of IAPB-South-East Asia Region in the year 2018 has continued to be the operationalization of the WHO Global Action Plan (GAP) 2014-2019 and monitoring its progress. The three main objectives of GAP are: Evidence Generation – using it to advocate for political and financial commitment for eye health National Eye Health Policies, Plan…

2018 in Review: A Letter from the Vice President

President, International Eye Foundation and Vice-President, IAPB
Organisation: International Eye Foundation
Dear colleagues, IAPB has seen a number of changes over this fast-paced year!  We welcomed Peter Holland as our new CEO who brings extensive international and management experience. He immediately dedicated time to speak with all members either in person or by phone, took on the strategic planning process for the Secretariat, and moved IAPB’s…

IAPB: A year in photos 2018

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB
January IAPB Gender Equity work group established What a fantastic way to start the year! With The Fred Hollows Foundation, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Seva Foundation, Helen Keller International and Sightsavers at the helm, the group provides an important forum for raising awareness, sharing ideas and disseminating evidence on gender equity approaches. A New Ray…

Working with Lions

Manager, Global Health Initiatives
Organisation: Lions Clubs International Foundation

I recently had the pleasure of attending IAPB’s Council of Members in Hyderabad, India last month. The Council was a fantastic platform to meet partners, organisations and individuals involved in fighting avoidable blindness, as well as initiating new ideas. The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) actually ran two sessions at the event: a breakfast session…

Delegate Picks for the photo competition from the IAPB Council 2018

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

We asked delegates at the IAPB Council of Members 2018 (15-16 September) to pick their favourite photos from this year’s Photo Competition (which is ongoing)—and we have our picks! Delegate Pick: Professional South Sudan, Rajaf School for the blinds, 2017. A teacher and her pupils as they walk just outside their classrooms during recess. The…

IAPB Members celebrate their first anniversary with us

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

What does it mean to be a member of IAPB? IAPB membership means many things for many members: from the valuable partnerships they’ve forged at IAPB networking events, to the opportunities to be heard on the global stage through our advocacy efforts and relationship with the WHO. Members have benefited from webinars (A couple with…

Kicking off the environmental sustainability workgroup

Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Department of Population Health, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and NYU Tandon School of Engineering

High up in the plains of Kathmandu, Nepal, members of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) met to discuss the future of global eye health, and amongst their discussions was the topic of sustainability. On September 15th, the IAPB held the inaugural meeting of their Environmental Sustainability Work Group in which they…

South East Asia Day at CoM

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

At IAPB Council of Member’s meeting the South East Asia (SEA) Day was attended by almost 300 participants from over 70 organisations throughout the globe. It is considered as one of the biggest IAPB CoM meeting. The meeting was divided into seven sessions: Setting the tone, Cataract, Glaucoma, Uncorrected Refractive Error, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cornea and…

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunity at Council of Members

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

  The IAPB  Council of Members provides an invaluable opportunity for eye care manufacturers and NGOs to make new connections, display products, promote their work to key decision makers from around the globe and sponsor key IAPB initiatives such as the Vision Atlas and Eye Health Heroes.   Besides, many opportunities for your organisation to host…