IAPB Members Speak Out on COVID-19

Membership Services Manager
Organisation: IAPB
The current COVID-19 situation is effecting us in our home lives, and within our working lives through the projects that we are working on in order to help others. We have reached out to our members to ask them, how it is affecting their work. We hope to keep updating this page. VISION 2020 USA…

OneSight looks to technology and new partners to continue to bring clear sight in trying times

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

Press Release: — The COVID-19 global pandemic is, and should be, a top priority around the globe. With some vision centers closed and programming temporarily halted for OneSight, they are working to make sure there are still ways to care for patients in need, while keeping everyone safe, which requires some innovation and help. This is…

COVID-19 Resources: Here is what we know

Head of Knowledge
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)pandemic is rapidly changing the way the health and development communities are working. With the proximity of eye health professionals to patients during eye examinations and reports that the virus can cause conjunctivitis, COVID-19 has implications for eye health and eye health professionals. Travel restrictions, reprioritisation of health resources and economic…

COVID-19 Ressources

Head of Knowledge
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

La nouvelle pandémie de coronavirus (COVID-19) de 2019 modifie rapidement le fonctionnement des communautés de santé et de développement. Étant donné la proximité des professionnels de la santé oculaire avec les patients lors des examens oculaires et les rapports selon lesquels le virus peut provoquer une conjonctivite, COVID-19 a des implications pour la santé oculaire…

Recursos COVID-19: esto es lo que sabemos

Head of Knowledge
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

La nueva pandemia de coronavirus (COVID-19) de 2019 está cambiando rápidamente la forma en que funcionan las comunidades de salud y desarrollo. Con la proximidad de los profesionales de la salud ocular a los pacientes durante los exámenes oculares y los informes de que el virus puede causar conjuntivitis, COVID-19 tiene implicaciones para los profesionales…

Message from Prevent Blindness on COVID-19

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

For everyone’s health and safety, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other doctors are being urged to see only patients for urgent or emergent problems during the coronavirus pandemic. This is important for two reasons: To limit contact between patients and staff in offices, waiting rooms, exams rooms, and surgical facilities to reduce the spread of the coronavirus;…

Corneal donation in times of the COVID 19 pandemic

Managing Director
Organisation: German Society for Tissue Transplantation

March 2020, Hannover, Germany – Even in times of the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic, the donation and transplantation of tissues such as the cornea of the eye can be carried out. With an adapted donor screening, further precautions and the commitment of about 80 employees, the German Society for Tissue Transplantation (DGFG) maintains the supply of safe…

Coming together as a sector

Membership Services Manager
Organisation: IAPB

These are uncertain times. The COVID-19 outbreak has upended our personal and professional lives, not to mention the millions whose lives are at risk today. As countries come to a standstill and refocus all efforts on fighting this virus, the eye health sector is facing unprecedented challenges. As Peter Holland noted in his CEO note…

Optometry in Malaysia during COVID-19

Optometrist (Public Health)
Organisation: Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah

When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic on 11th March 2020, Malaysia had already had a significant number of positive cases. Following this, the Prime Minister announced the Movement Control Order from 18th March 2020 to 31th March 2020 (which has now been extended to 14th April 2020). Optometrists around the…

WHO survey on training and upskilling needs for Health Workers

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

Through the WHO Academy, the World Health Organization is rapidly upscaling training via a number of digital, easily accessible learning applications. Please help them design and prioritise content and delivery methodologies that support and enable health workers worldwide boost their knowledge and skills related to the COVID-19 outbreak.  We ask that you share the survey,…