Environmental and Financial Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand at Eye Hospitals

Director, Innovation & Sight Program
Organisation: Seva Foundation

I’ve worked with dozens of eye hospitals around the world through the Seva Foundation’s Global Sight Initiative network. In recent years, I’ve seen growing evidence that environmental and financial sustainability are interconnected. It’s also become increasingly clear that both types of sustainability can play a pivotal role in supporting a hospital’s ability to increase access…

Environmental Sustainability Masterclass at WOC 2018

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 Environmental Sustainability Work Group will be holding  “Masterclass in Environmental Sustainability” at the 2018 World Ophthalmology Congress® in Barcelona, Spain. This masterclass will discuss ongoing research in environmental sustainability of ophthalmology and the approaches various organisations have taken to incorporate sustainable practices in their services. Cassandra Thiel says, “Our overarching goal is for attendees…

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…

Eye health and the environment – why sustainability and inclusivity go hand in hand

Focal Point for Environmental Sustainability
Organisation: CBM

David Lewis, CBM Focal Point for Environmental Sustainability, and Kirsty Smith, Chief Executive of CBM UK, on an important opportunity to promote environmental sustainability in the eye-health sector amid a month of climate disaster. The need for global responsibility cannot be plainer. Hurricanes in quick succession battering communities in the Caribbean, leaving many homeless and…