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…

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…

Depression and Diabetic Eye Diseases: We can break the cycle

Director of Advocacy and Interim CEO
Organisation: IAPB

On World Health Day, Johannes Trimmel, IAPB’s Director for Advocacy talks about the link between depression and diabetic eye disease and the difference their health-care professionals can make. “Depression: let’s talk” is the theme of this year’s World Health Day. This is a timely call, as mental health is generally still under-recognised. This might be…

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…