2019 in Review: At a crossroads

President
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
The IAPB alliance is at a crossroads. Many major initiatives of the past are winding down, and we are putting together the framework for a bold and ambitious new future. During our Council of Members meetings this year in Dar es Salaam, I shook hands with representatives from two big, remarkable initiatives to tackle avoidable…

2018 in Review: New Beginnings at IAPB

President
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
Over a billion people can’t see well, just because they lack a pair of glasses. This line has captured the imagination of the popular press this year—the New York Times, the Guardian and the Economist have all run articles exploring this fact and the context animating our impact. A number of IAPB members and partners have worked…