USAID launches new NTD programme for West Africa

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

USAID has officially launched its latest Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) programme which has just been named the Act to End NTDs – West program. The $200 million programme will help to control or eliminate trachoma, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths (including hookworm, roundworm and whipworm) in 11 West African countries including Benin, Burkina Faso,…

Expanding ROP Care in Sub-Saharan Africa

IPOSC-ROP Task force
Organisation: International Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Council

On World/Universal Children’s Day,  Dr. Paul Chan, Dr. Marilyn Miller and Dr. Sherwin Isenberg, leaders of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Council ROP Taskforce on how they are bringing together international collaborators to define the scope and current state of ROP in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Globally, there is an emerging epidemic of children at risk for blinding eye…

The Retinopathy of Prematurity Network (ROP-NET): bringing essential eye care to premature babies

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Organisation: International Centre for Eye Health

On World Prematurity Day, Aeesha Malik, International Centre for Eye Health on their Retinopathy of Prematurity Network and how they are working to improve ROP programmes in Low-and-Middle-Income countries… “We at Abuja are grateful for being given this great opportunity to advance in our care of premature babies. We thank you all for the sacrifice…

The Power of the Collective: Ghana Eye Health Consortium

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

IAPB believes “that by working together we have far greater chances of achieving change than any one organisation can alone.” To this end, IAPB actively seeks partnerships and collaboration with others as an effective means to achieve its vision. Partnerships and collaboration are often spoken about as ways to achieve greater impact, but it isn’t…

Vacancy: Finance and Administration Officer (Ghana)

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

Vision for a Nation is seeking a Finance and and Administration Officer based out of Ghana. Job Title: Finance and Administration Officer – Ghana (24 months fixed term, with potential for extension) Location: VFAN Office, Accra, Ghana Reports To: Programme Manager – Ghana Salary Range and Benefits: 7000 – 10,000 GHC per month, 23 days annual leave excl. public holidays…

Ghana eliminates Trachoma

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 World Health Organization (WHO) has validated Ghana for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, two decades after the World Health Assembly resolved to tackle the leading infectious cause of blindness. It is the first time a WHO African Region country has been validated for eliminating trachoma as a public health problem. The…

Vacancy: Country Director; Ghana (VAO)

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

Location: Accra, Ghana Reports to: Director of Programmes (in the UK) Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience Contract terms: Full time, initially for 12 months with strong likelihood of extension Leave: 25 days holiday per annum plus public holidays Travel requirements: Extensive domestic travel with some international travel required About Vision Closing date: Thursday 21st June 2018 (Interview dates to be confirmed) Vision…

Dr. Bo Wiafe retires from Operation Eyesight Universal

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

Dr. Boateng Wiafe who has been associated with Operation Eyesight Universal since 1985 has retired from his position. With more than 35 years’ experience in eye care, Dr. Wiafe is recognized as an authority in the development of sustainable eye care in Africa. In the early days, he was one of only eight ophthalmologists in Zambia.…

Vacancy: Programme Manager; Ghana (VFAN)

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Job Title: Programme Manager (18 months fixed term) with potential for extension. Location: VFAN Office Accra, Ghana  Reports To: Head of Programmes (UK) Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience  Vision for a Nation (VFAN) is a multi-award-winning UK charity. We are helping people to fully contribute socially and economically to their communities by ensuring the have access…

Vision Aid Overseas to expand its Ghana programme

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

Working together with the Ghana Health Service and other NGOs, Vision Aid Overseas plans to expand its programme in Ghana to increase access to affordable eye care services in rural and isolated areas. In Ghana, it is estimated that 95% of the population (approximately 26 million people) do not have access to affordable eye care…