The World Ophthalmology Congress 2020 is going virtual

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 37th meeting of the World Ophthalmology Congress, WOC2020 Virtual®, which will take place from 26–29 June 2020 will do so through a unique online learning platform. This will be an exciting, exceptional experience that showcases an outstanding scientific programme with over 2,000 presentations of the highest level given by leaders and experts from around…

Call for Applications: The David and Molly Pyott Foundation Scholarships in Ophthalmology

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 University of Edinburgh will award 12 scholarships for successful applicants to their Master of Surgery (ChM) in Clinical Ophthalmology programme, thanks to the very generous support of The David and Molly Pyott Foundation. Trainees/residents/registrars in Ophthalmology and qualified ophthalmologists (generalists and specialists) from Africa, Central and South Asia, Caribbean Islands, Pacific Islands, Central and…

The Al Basar International Foundation – The Makkah eye complex Maradi and Niger Institute for Comprehensive Eye health

Regional Medical Director
Organisation: Al-Basar International Foundation

Al Basar International Foundation is working on the prevention of blindness in Africa and Asia, through provision of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary eye care by establishing eye hospitals, mobile outreach, community eye care and indigenous human resource development , Foundation has established 29 eye hospitals in Africa and Asia and has conducted more than 1550…

Vision for a Nation’s PEC Programme Expands to Ghana’s Upper East Region

Head of Programmes
Organisation: Vision for a Nation

In 2019, Vision For a Nation (VFAN) Ghana mobilized a group of senior Ghanaian eye health professionals and with their input, published the first Ghana Primary Eye Care Training Manual. It is our hope that within the next 5 years, with the support of the GHS and the wider eye health NGO community in Ghana,…

Orientation Meeting for the implementation of the WHO AFRO Primary Eye Care Training Manual in Lusophone Member States

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

In 2018 WHO AFRO published The Primary Eye Care training manual, the purpose of which manual is to provide guidance in the design, implementation and evaluation of a course that aims to build and strengthen the capacity of health personnel to manage eye patients at primary-level health facilities in the African Region. Its content focuses…

Key Recommendations on Eye Health at the West African Health Organization Meeting

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

The 10th Annual Meeting of Health Information Systems national managers, Technical and Financial Partners was organised by the West African Health Organization (WAHO) in collaboration with USAID/RAD Project and the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA).  The meeting was held from 27th – 30th January, 2020, in Banjul, The Gambia. The main objective…

World Glaucoma Week marked by a webinar for Africa

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

IAPB recently marked World Glaucoma Week with its Focus On: Glaucoma initiative for the second year running. At a time that has been very difficult for many people, the eye health community came together to raise awareness of the world’s largest cause of irreversible blindness particularly in Africa where it is most prevalent.  Thank you…

IAPB Africa Editorial: Challenging times

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

This newsletter reaches you when the world around us has turned topsy-turvy. Lockdowns and stay-in-place have become common place in many countries around the world. Africa too is bracing itself for the horrors of this new pandemic, COVID-19. In around March, in an effort to slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) the governments…

An eye health resolution at the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community Health Ministers Conference

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

The East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community 69th Health Ministers Conference was held in, Lusaka, Zambia from 19th to 21st February 2020. The Conference was attended by Honourable Ministers, Heads of Delegation and senior officials from ECSA Health Community Member States, partner organisations, research institutions, civil society organisations and other key stakeholders. The theme…