Community Eye Health Journal: COVID-19 issue and smartphone app

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 Community Eye Health Journal (CEHJ) is a quarterly publication sent free to over 22,000 health care providers worldwide, mainly in Africa, for over 30 years. Our peer-reviewed articles are written by experts and combine clinical topics with public health approaches such as research, planning, management, technology, advocacy and training. New: COVID-19 issue Due to…

IAPB Africa Workplan 2021

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

The IAPB Africa Workplan for the period 2019-2022 serves to strengthen eye health in the sub-Saharan Africa Region. It aims to promote and embed the findings and recommendations of the World Health Organization – World Report on Vision (WRV) with member states, NGO’s and other key actors. Our plan, developed by members and stakeholders from…

Announcing a new global project on eye health financing

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

Over the next two months, a project will run that aims to summarise the extent to which eye care services are included in health insurances packages throughout the world, including Africa. The project is being run as part of the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health which aims to inform priorities for global…

Update of the IAPB Vision Atlas

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 IAPB Vision Atlas brings together the latest data and evidence related to avoidable blindness and sight loss; tells the story behind the numbers; presents solutions, and good practice; highlights the opportunities to eliminate some blinding conditions; and warns of emerging threats that, if ignored, could reverse the progress that has been made in reducing…

2020… Still a Crucial Year for Vision

Head of Policy and Advocacy
Organisation: IAPB

2020 is an important year for the vision sector – the culmination of a two-decade long initiative: VISION 2020: The Right to Sight. Despite the many challenges facing the world, there is a lot to celebrate. The World Health Organization (WHO) launched its first World Report on Vision last year – calling for coordinated and…

IAPB Africa Editorial: COVID-19 impacting eye health in Africa

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

The first half of 2020 was dominated by the initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic which spread across the globe.  IAPB Africa reached out to various stakeholders within the region to see how they were impacted and what kinds of support would be useful. What we learned was that, in Africa, most countries enforced lockdowns…

The Vision Excellence Awards 2020

Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

2020 has been on our collective minds for two decades. This year brings the end of a remarkable global initiative, VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, that brought many of us together. VISION 2020  also brought new attention to eye health, along with four World Health Assembly resolutions. It helped focus our attention on its three…

Black Lives Matter

Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

I’ve watched with shock the events that have been taking place in the US since the brutal killing of George Floyd. The protests there, here in the UK and around the world express how raw the issues are for people from Black, Asian or from other ethnic minorities. I know the scale of shock is…

GA2020 Postponed

Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
IAPB’s Global Assembly 2020 was due to be held in Singapore this October. As a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Board has decided to postpone Global Assembly to October 2021. The COVID-19 outbreak has led to unprecedented closures and restrictions around the world. This has had major implications to our sector in the…