Article on Health-care costs of DR in Hungary

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

An article was published recently in British Journal of Ophthalmology on the costs of DR in Hungary, based on their RAAB-DR data. The article is titled Rapid assessment of avoidable blindness-based healthcare costs of diabetic retinopathy in Hungary and its projection for the year 2045. IAPB’s Europe Regional Chair and Co-Chair are co-authors. Access the…

Fostering self-sufficiency in corneal donation and transplantation

Managing Director
Organisation: German Society for Tissue Transplantation

For more than 20 years, the non-profit German Society for Tissue Transplantation (DGFG) has been supplying patients in Germany with high-quality and safe cornea, amniotic membrane, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal tissue transplants. Since the start, the development of tissue donation in Germany as well as supporting the tissue banks and transplantation centres have been the core…

National Eye Health Planning underway in Moldova

VISION 2020 Workshop Programme Manager
Organisation: ICEH

(From left to right) Tatiana Ghidirimschi, Director LOW VISION Centre, Stela Grigoraş, Minister, the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family, Gheorghe Bregam Deputy Prime-Minister, Hans Bjorn Bakketeig, president “Hjelp Moldova” Norway, Corina Fusu, Minister, the Ministry of Education and Ruxanda Glavan, Minister, the Ministry of Health. It is always a pleasure to hear from…

VISION 2020 Norway has a new board

Director International Development Cooperation
Organisation: NABP

VISION 2020 Norway has a new board, who now formally consitute the VISION 2020 Norway committee. The board expressed its gratitude for the servcies rendered by the outgoing Chair, Nina Holte and welcomed the new chair, Anne Norvik Jervell of the Norwegian Association of Optometrists. The Board has representations from the ophthalmic and optometric groups,…

IAPB Regional Workshop: Europe

VISION 2020 Workshop Programme Manager
Organisation: ICEH

Vienna, a city packed with imperial history, was the site for the IAPB regional workshop on the Global Action Plan: ‘Towards Universal Eye Health in Europe’, held with the support of our WHO partners. This workshop brought together the Heads of National Societies of Ophthalmology from across Europe to discuss the Global Action Plan, look…

Romania’s first ROP Workshop

VISION 2020 Workshop Programme Manager
Organisation: ICEH

I am just back from Bucharest where IAPB supported the first national Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) symposium. This is part of the IAPB ROP programme for Russia and Eastern Europe which is funded by Eye Samaritans International, our newest IAPB member. IAPB had been asked by the host, Dr Cristina Nitulescu to support her to…

New UK Govt report focuses attention on disability

Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

The UK House of Commons’ International Development Committee has recently released a report on its inquiry into disability and development. The report includes a number of recommendations to strengthen the UK government’s response to disability in its development and humanitarian work.  One element of any successful medium term strategy for mobilising more global resources for…