International Nurse’s Day: My COVID-19 experience, so far… (Australia)

Who would have thought that in the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and on International Nurse's Day, that the crucial role of nurses would have been so front and centre!   As an ICU nurse away from the bedside for 9 years this period has been challenging and pride inducing. Whilst the ventilation skills…

Launch of an Ethical Agreement for use of Eye Tissue

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

On June 14th – just before the WOC in Barcelona, professionals from around the world gathered to support and launch a new global Agreement on the use of donated human tissue for ocular transplantation, research, and future technologies, named the Barcelona Principles: An Agreement on the use of human donated tissue for ocular transplantation, research…

Eye Bank of Ethiopia Celebrates 15 Years of Service

Communications Manager
Organisation: Himalayan Cataract Project

Partners in eye care, Orbis International, Himalayan Cataract Project and SightLife honor milestone for the highest volume eye bank in sub-Saharan Africa. For the past 15 years the Eye Bank of Ethiopia has worked tirelessly to reverse corneal blindness in the country through the collection and processing of donor corneas. Founded through an agreement between…

Grants for new Online Eye Banking Course

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Grants are available for an new online eye banking course, a Specialist Certificate qualification course for Eye Banking, led by CERA and the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations. Developed by leading international experts in this sector, the Graduate Certificate in Eye Banking is a self-paced online course conveniently mapped out across 3 subjects, allowing completion…