Inaugural Meeting of the ECSA-HC Experts Committee on Eye Health

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

As reported in the IAPB Africa Newsletter 2017 Q2, the East, Central and Southern African Health Community (ECSA HC), with support of College of Ophthalmologists of East Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and IAPB established the ECSA-HC expert committee on eye health in an effort to raise and sustain the eye health agenda high at…

ODI: Leaving No-one Behind in Access to Vision

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

Khan, A, Engen, L. & Desai H., Leaving No One Behind In Access to Vision: Catalysing Funding for Primary Eye Care, ODI Report, April 2018 In 2017, James Chen, founder of the UK-based eye health agency – Vision For A Nation – published the book Clearly: How a 700-year old invention can change the world…

Knowledge (July 2018)

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

Eye Health Khan, A, Engen, L. & Desai H., Leaving No One Behind In Access to Vision: Catalysing Funding for Primary Eye Care, ODI Report, April 2018, Chandana, Traci et al., Association of Mortality with Ocular Diseases and Visual Impairment in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2, Report Number 13, AAO, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2017.10.028 Thomsen, Bach-Holmin et…

Nursing Now

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

In collaboration with the World Health Organization and International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now aims to raise the status and profile of nursing. We work to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st Century health challenges. Run in collaboration with the World Health Organization and International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now seeks to…

Collective Efforts: Zanzibar’s Universal Pension Scheme and HelpAge Int

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

HelpAge International Missing millions: How older people with disabilities are excluded from humanitarian response (executive summary). This is the executive summary of a report exploring how older people with disabilities’ rights and needs are widely overlooked in humanitarian responses. It highlights barriers they face in getting assistance and how these can be overcome. Zanzibar’s Universal…

Training Opportunities (June 2018)

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

University of Cape Town Division of Ophthalmology Community Eye Health Institute UCT CEHI – Alcon Ophthalmology Surgery Training Unit There are six courses available in 2018: Dates Title of course 02 – 06 July 2018 Trabeculectomy 09 – 13 July 2018 Trabeculectomy 25 – 29 September 2018 Phaco-emulsification surgery 19 – 23 November 2018 Manual…

African Ophthalmology Council Has New Staff

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 African Ophthalmology Council (AOC) are pleased to announce the addition of a new staff to their offices. Ms. Vestal Fick, from Cape Town (South Africa), joins the AOC as their Manager. This new role was created to provide professional management and administrative support to the AOC President, Executive Committee and other committees and task…

Arclight Tandem 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

Alex McMaster and Merlin Hetherington are students at the University of St Andrews. In October 2018 they will set off from Cairo on a 10,000km cycle to Cape Town. They will be travelling through parts of the African continent that have limited access to health resources, but where there is often a high burden of…

Towards A Common Future

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 vision crisis was recognised at a meeting of world leaders for the first time in history.  The heads of all 53 Commonwealth nations committed to action to achieve ‘quality eye care for all’ – a landmark decision that can change hundreds of millions of lives in the years ahead. The key clause (N0.33)…

The COECSA/WACS Sub-Specialist Fellowship Development Workshop

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

Recent decades have brought a much greater understanding of disease processes, and a proliferation of treatment modalities to tackle these diseases. This expansion in the knowledge and skills required has driven ophthalmologists and other eye health professionals to become progressively more subspecialised to maintain expertise and promote quality of care. Sub-Saharan Africa is also experiencing…

IAPB Africa Editorial: Ophthalmic Nurses and Nursing Now

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

Ophthalmic Nurses (ONs) provide the backbone of eye health services in Africa, whether working alongside the surgeon in theatre, taking care of patients, running a busy OPD or, in many settings, working alone to provide eye health services in remote and underserved locations. With the number of ONs (and the Francophone ISOs) now in the region…