The 10th Regional Forum on Eye Health, West Africa

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

The 10thRegional Forum on Eye Health was convened in Cape Verde over 2 days in July on the theme “Eye Health for Sustainable Development in West Africa” and was jointly organized by WAHO and the Ministry of Health and Social Security of Cape Verde. The opening ceremony was enhanced by the presence of the Minister…

Strategising to strengthen HReH in Latin America

Clínica Internacional de la Visión del Ecuador, Centro de Investigación Integral and IAPB Regional Strategic Advisor for Latin America

Jamie Soria, IAPB Regional Strategic Advisor for Latin America and Luis Perez, IAPB Regional Coordinator for Latin America on outcomes of the IAPB-PAHO workshop in Lima.  Since its inception in the late 1990s, the VISION 2020 initiative led by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and the World Health Organization (WHO) has…

Developing Competent Allied Ophthalmic Personnel

Co- Chair Human Resources for Eye Health Work group, Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Senior Medical Advisor
Organisation: CBM

The WHO Global Action Plan 2014-19 notes that “Allied Ophthalmic Personnel” (AOP) comprise opticians, ophthalmic nurses, orthoptists, ophthalmic and optometric assistants, ophthalmic and optometric technicians, vision therapists, ocularists, ophthalmic photographer/imagers, and ophthalmic administrators. Lack of well-trained eye care team members is one of the most significant barriers to delivering and improving eye care globally. Skilled…

IAPB Advocacy Training Workshop, Accra, Ghana

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

In the pursuit of its primary change objective “Every country with a ‘Human Resources for Health’ (HRH) strategy has a ‘Human Resources for Eye Health’ (HReH) strategy integrated within it” IAPB Africa held an Advocacy Training Workshop in Accra, Ghana, to train candidates from five pilot countries as advocacy advisors. The goal of the workshop…