El Valor de la Educación en la Prevención de Ceguera Asociada a Diabetes

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

Desde hace ya varias décadas ha quedado demostrado, que como estrategia la “prevención”, es la medida más costo-efectiva, sin importar la patología de la que hablemos y sin hacer diferencia entre evitar  la aparición nuevos casos (prevención primaria), el diagnóstico temprano y oportuno (prevención secundaria) o bien el tratamiento precoz de la enfermedad (prevención terciaria)…

LCIF Enhances Grant Support for Diabetes

Regional Program Specialist for Africa & the Middle East // Global Health Initiatives
Organisation: Lions Clubs International Foundation

On World Diabetes Day, Karen Kilberg, Lions Clubs International Foundation on how LCIF has enhanced support for diabetes. 2017 was an exciting year for Lions Clubs International. We celebrated our centennial year of service and entered into a new century by adding four new global causes to our priority areas of focus. To mark our…

Inspiring Action, Promoting Change — Integrated care for diabetes and eye health

Global Lead, Advocacy
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

On World Diabetes Day, Brandon Ah Tong, the Fred Hollows Foundation on the Integrated care for diabetes and eye health : A global compendium for good practice.  Many of us in the eye health sector will be well familiar with the fact that Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) affects an estimated one third of all people with diabetes…

Diabetes related vision problems a concern in PNG capital

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 Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 30 October 2018: A study of diabetic retinopathy and diabetes in the National Capital District (NCD) of Papua New Guinea (PNG) has found high rates of vision related disease and undiagnosed diabetes.1 Published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, the research estimates that almost 50% of those 50 years…

Resumen De Curso En AAO 2018: Desafíos en salud visual de Latino América

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

Durante la reunión de la academia americana de oftalmóloga 2018, se realizará un curso denominado Desafíos en salud visual de Latino América: Controversias en Catarata y estrategias para controlar el Glaucoma y la Diabetes, realizado bajo el alero del comité de prevención de cegiera de la PAAO. El objetivo del curso es mostrar la realidad…

IAPB WPR Focus: Editorial July 2018

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Hi everyone, Quarter Two of 2018 was busy for us in the Western Pacific. We’ve been out on the road, meeting with many of you, visiting the fantastic projects that you – our members and friends – are implementing… plus we’ve been busy making preparations for key events in Q3 and Q4. Here are a few key…

The Australian College of Optometry: Focusing on the disadvantaged

CEO
Organisation: Australian College of Optometry

At the Australian College of Optometry, we are focussed on providing eye care services to the disadvantaged and reaching the most vulnerable.  Our Mission is to improve the eye health and well being of communities, and we have worked to achieve this through innovation, partnership and leadership in clinical optometry services, research and education since…

Diabetes Eye Health: Get in touch!

Global Advocacy Advisor, Global Partnerships and Advocacy, The Fred Hollows Foundation
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Do you have a success story in integrated diabetes and eye care? We want to hear from you! We want to hear from you! IAPB currently is helping to compile a Compendium Report on Integrated Diabetes and Eye Care, which will pull together a range of case studies from around the world showing good practices…

A call for integrated care for diabetes and eye health

Global Advocacy Advisor, Global Partnerships and Advocacy, The Fred Hollows Foundation
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Download global statement on diabetes and eye health: Strengthening health systems to manage diabetic eye disease: Integrated care for diabetes and eye health. Dong-sheng Wang was once a truck driver in Inner Mongolia, China, earning more than RMB6000 (USD 900) each month. But after he began to lose his sight due to diabetic retinopathy, everything began to…

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…