Early Screening in the Pacific Essential for DR

PacEyes President
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

On Monday November 11, Dr Anaseini Cama gave the Fred Hollows lecture at the Royal Australia New Zealand College of Opthalmologists (RANZCO) conference in Sydney. Dr Cama currently leads the Fred Hollows Foundation Australia trachoma elimination efforts in the Pacific Islands. Her distinguished career in ophthalmology has taken her around the region as PacEyes President…

Lions Fight Diabetes

Manager, Global Health Initiatives
Organisation: Lions Clubs International Foundation

On World Diabetes Day, Gillian Gibbs on how Lions fight Diabetes with a focus on a massive programme being implemented in Kerala, India. Diabetes is a primary cause for the Lions, one they voted for themselves.  Lions see and feel the effects of diabetes in the communities they serve, and they want to help.  To…

Orbis International: Scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide

Vice President, The Americas
Organisation: Orbis International

On World Diabetes Day, how Orbis International is scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide… Global blindness and vision impairment will triple by 2050 due to the growing (as well as ageing) world’s population. At the same time, lifestyle changes are leading to the rapid increase in diabetes; a disease that…

Council of Members: Learning from experts and opportunity to convene and discuss vital issues

Manager, Global Health Initiatives
Organisation: Lions Clubs International Foundation

Congratulations to IAPB on another successful Council of Members (CoM) meeting!  For all of us in the global eye health community, the CoM is a pivotal opportunity to learn from leading experts through engaging plenaries and breakout sessions. To explore collaboration opportunities with partners, to share lessons learned and best practices with colleagues and to…

COECSA & Partners Support the development of ROP, Retinoblastoma and DR Guidelines

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 a collaborative project dubbed, Health Systems Strengthening Project in ECSA Region, COECSA has supported the development of clinical management guidelines in Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and Diabetic Retinopathy in Kenya. The project has also supported the development and dissemination of the Retinoblastoma and Diabetic Retinopathy guidelines in the Republic of Tanzania. The project, in…

Resultado del Cuestionario de Retinopatía Diabetica

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

La Diabetes (DM) es una de las cuatro enfermedades no transmisibles prioritarias para la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), y desde hace más de una década, el aumento importante de casos nuevos, ha posicionado a la enfermedad como una pandemia; que podría llegar a los más de 600 millones de casos en el 2040.[1]…

Partnership between the Islamic Development Bank and a Light for the World – led consortium aims to put an end to avoidable blindness in 13 African countries

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 Islamic Development Bank and a Light for the World – led consortium is aiming to put an end to avoidable blindness in 13 African countries. In 2008, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) launched the Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness (AFAB). The first generation of AFAB (2008-2015) focused mainly on treating cataracts. Six million dollars…

2018 in Review: IAPB Standard List

Procurement & Standard List Manager
Organisation: IAPB
2018, has been an exceptionally busy year, filled with fruitful meetings and moving forward in some of the other work I have been involved in. The IAPB Standard List (SL) continues to grow with more users visiting the site, newly added suppliers, essential lists and increased enquiries compared to previous years. New Suppliers The list…

Coalición Barómetro

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

La diabetes es la segunda causa de mortalidad en México, después de las enfermedades cardiacas, pero por encima de los tumores malignos. La diabetes más común es la tipo 2, que se manifiesta cuando el páncreas no produce la suficiente insulina o bien la insulina no funciona efectivamente o las células del cuerpo no responden…

Shifting the needle: DR Barometer championing innovative solutions to support those impacted by diabetic eye disease

On World Diabetes Day, DR Barometer Partners on how the programme is championing innovative solutions to support those impacted by diabetic eye disease.  We have seen a promising leap forward this year in shifting the needle and realising the vision of the Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Barometer programme, of a world where people do not experience preventable…

Tackling Diabetic Retinopathy in the occupied Palestinian territories

Lead researcher for Diabetic Retinopathy
Organisation: St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group

On World Diabetes Day, Dr Nahed Mikki, lead researcher for Diabetic Retinopathy in St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group and Marie-Claire Boyle, Communications Specialist write about their programmes tackling Diabetic Retinopathy in the occupied Palestinian territories. Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is one of the fastest growing eye health epidemics worldwide, and poses a strategic problem…

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…

Helping millions get access to diabetic retinopathy care in Barisal

Country Manager, Bangladesh
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

On World Diabetes Day, Dr Zareen Khair, the Fred Hollows Foundation’s Bangladesh Country Manager, writes about a DR project they are implementing (thanks to the Trust’s support) highlighting lessons & successes… Bangladesh has nearly 1.85 million people with Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). People with DR require ongoing laser treatment and professional monitoring to keep them from…

How the Trust is tackling blindness caused by diabetes in India

Communications Manager
Organisation: The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust

On World Diabetes Day, Annike Spiller, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust on how the Trust is tackling blindness caused by diabetes in India. India is home to the highest number of people with diabetes in the Commonwealth. It’s the country’s fastest growing disease, affecting nearly 73 million people. Diabetes and its impact Diabetes can be…

Fighting an epidemic in the Pacific Islands: Vanuatu

Marketing Campaigns Specialist
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand

On World Diabetes Day,  Emily Edwards, The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ and Basil Aitap, National Eye Coordinator at Vila Central Hospital write about a recent outreach to Port Vila in Vanuatu, and their work to tackle the devastating impact of diabetic eye disease there. The vibrant, green landscapes of Vanuatu in the South of the Western Pacific…

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…

Free online course on Diabetic Eye Disease

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

On Monday 8 October 2018, the International Centre for Eye Health and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine are running a new free online course on Diabetic eye disease with the help of its partners FutureLearn. Understand the diabetes challenge and how health professionals can work with people with diabetes to prevent blindness. About…

Australian government extends programme addressing DR in Indigenous population

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: 1 August 2018, Sydney, Australia: The Australian Government has provided a further $2.5 million for retinal cameras and training. The national programme provides eye health testing equipment, and also training and support for the health services using the equipment. The programme is co-led by Brien Holden Vision Institute and the Australian College of Optometry,…

Reunión del Barómetro en la Ciudad de México Abril 2018

Regional Chair for IAPB Latin America
Organisation: IAPB

La Ciudad de México fue seleccionada como sede para esta segunda Reunión sobre el Barómetro de Retinopatía Diabética que lanzamos en 2016, en la que asistí representando  a la IAPB como responsable de la Región Latinoamérica. A iniciativa de la Agencia Internacional del Adulto Mayor (IFA), la Federación Mundial de Diabetes (IFD) y nuestra Agencia Internacional…