Myanmar hosts a key workshop

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The capital city of Myanmar – Nay Pi Taw, a beautiful and well-planned city – is mainly inhabited by Myanmarese government employees and is a sight to behold. On 27-28 July, the city played host to ‘The National Stakeholders Consultation Workshop’, organized by the Myanmarese Ministry of Health (MoH), to develop a National Action Plan…

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…

Global activity to end avoidable blindness – Are we having an impact?

CEO
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

IAPB Joins the Fred Hollows Foundation in soliciting responses for the ideas listed in this blog post – especially around creating a Working Group for IAPB members. If you are interested, or have anything to share, please write to [email protected] In December 2013, The Fred Hollows Foundation launched its 2014-2018 Strategic Plan; which outlines what…

Access to health is not a luxury it’s a right

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Join IAPB and hundreds of organisations around the world who have signed up to universal health coverage (UHC) day on the 12th December. The push for UHC creates a major opportunity to radically improve health access and outcomes for all people everywhere, tackling the gross health inequalities that persist. In effect UHC accounts for the…

Bayer HealthCare Supports World Sight Day Event

Global Advocacy
Organisation: Bayer

On October 9, Bayer colleagues worldwide came together to support World Sight Day (WSD) – an international day to promote awareness of avoidable blindness and its prevention – with various activities. About 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. About 90 percent of those affected live in developing countries. Preventable causes are as high as…

Bob McMullan on the IAPB WSD14 Event – and the future

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

My first response to the proceedings on World Sight Day in Mexico is one of gratitude. Gratitude to the organisers, of course, but also to the many government, professional and NGO representatives who made it so successful. What did we learn? First: that with the cooperation of the range of professional eye health bodies and…

VISION 2020 Latin America meeting, Mexico City

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

As we get ready for the World Sight Day Gala event in Mexico City tomorrow, here are a bunch of pre-meetings and interviews going on. These are pictures from the VISION 2020 Latin America meeting that will see almost all Latin American countries represented here. With Ecuador being declared Onchocerciasis free, among other achievements, and…

Regional Action Plan: PAHO

Fundraising and Partnerships Manager
Organisation: IAPB

It’s often difficult to point to tangible and direct outcomes from advocacy actions – but the results from the Latin American Regional workshop hosted by PAHO in April 2013 certainly delivered on eye health.  Supported by IAPB Latin America and Orbis, the three day workshop of Ministry of Health officials, V2020 LA, Orbis, CBM and other…

Universal Eye Health: Three important documents

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 Global Action Plan for Universal Eye Health was adopted last year. The focus now moves to the regions and implementing countries.  Here are the 3 key regional documents that focus upon implementing GAP at the regional level – from the regions of Eastern Mediterranean, Latin America and North America ( together as PAHO) and…

Regional Plan for Universal Eye Health: Western Pacific

Regional Program Manager, IAPB Western Pacific
Organisation: IAPB

After many months, the WHO Western’s Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) has officially launched Towards Universal Eye Health: A Regional Action Plan for the Western Pacific (2014–2019). The plan was developed through consultation with Member States, international partners and experts during 2013 and was endorsed by the Western Pacific Regional Committee Meeting in Manila last October.…

GAP Update

Chief Executive of IAPB
Organisation: IAPB

July 2014 This is the first in what will become a regular feature from Peter Ackland updating you on latest developments that are contributing to the implementation of the WHA resolution 66.4 “Universal Eye Health: A global action plan 2014 – 2019”.  Where better to start this new series than the very first action articulated…

VISION 2020 Workshops 2013-14 Update

VISION 2020 Workshop Programme Manager
Organisation: ICEH

IAPB and the WHO, through the VISION 2020 workshops programme, are focussing on four priority areas in the implementation of the Global Action Plan (GAP). These are: Convening regional workshops to promote implementation of the Global Action Plan in countries across regions.  The development of an eye care services assessment tool by WHO and its…

IAPB Board meets in Singapore

Membership Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The IAPB Board of Trustees met in Singapore on 28-29 March for their first meeting of 2014. The meeting began with the formal approval of new members (listed below) and appointment of new trustees. Peter Ackland gave the CEO report, in which he highlighted the development of an infographic and short video to support advocacy…