Orientation Meeting for the implementation of the Primary Eye Care Training Manual

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 February, IAPB, in collaboration with the WHO AFRO Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) programme held a two-day Orientation Meeting in Accra, Ghana, with country representatives from Anglophone [1]countries in the sub-Saharan Africa Region in order to support them in implementing the use of the Primary Eye Care Training Manual at national level, thus building and strengthening…

WHO Launches Wide Ranging Reforms

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

WHO has announced the most wide-ranging reforms in its history to modernize and strengthen the institution to play its role more effectively and efficiently as the world’s leading authority on public health. The changes are designed to support countries in achieving the ambitious “triple billion” targets that are at the heart of WHO’s strategic plan…

IAPB Africa Planning meeting

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

The IAPB Africa Planning meeting took place in Accra as the first of a series of IAPB regional meetings following the development of the 2018-2021 IAPB Global Secretariat Plan. The meeting brought together participants from across Africa, representing the secretariat, members and partners. The meeting had three objectives: To draft the 2019-2022 IAPB Africa Strategic…

IAPB Africa Editorial: Making progress towards Universal Health Coverage

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

WHO has unveiled a landmark reform that targets primary care for billions of people. This “back-to-basics” targets one billion people in support of WHO’s top priority, Universal Health Coverage(UHC).  At the same time, a Resolution on Community Health Workers is to be considered at the upcoming World Health Assembly to accelerate progress on UHC and…

IAPB Africa Editorial: An Exciting Time for Eye Health

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

The development landscape is changing as donor budgets are being reduced and new actors appear on the scene to help to meet our ambitious development goals – the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs). This issue of the Newsletter draws our attention to a number of new initiatives which, if adopted and implemented by countries and member…

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: An Update and an Annual Review

Human Resources for Eye Health Programme Consultant
Organisation: IAPB

The beginning of May was a busy time for us at the Africa office, with the joint Health Community of East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA-HC), College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COECSA), IAPB stakeholders’ workshop being held in Nairobi on May 9. This was followed by our own Annual Review and…