Save the date: Western Pacific webinars

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Some webinars will be coming up specifically for the West Pac region. Western Pacific Region Members’ Webinar on Integrated People Centred Eye Care, Thursday October 29 Western Pacific Region Members’ Webinar on ECSAT, Thursday November 26. Webinar with Australian of the Year, Ophthalmologist and IAPB Member Dr James Muecke, Thursday November 12.   More information…

Highlighting Singapore Eye Research Institute

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Many of you are aware of the world-leading activities undertaken by our Singapore-based member SERI – particularly their ground-breaking research and work in the technology sector. Of course, as we move into the latter part of 2020, SERI was also expecting to play host to GA2020. COVID may have disrupted our 2020 plans, but not…

YWAM Medical Ships COVID-19 Response

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

YWAM Medical Ships – Australia & PNG (YWAM MS) aims to care, connect, serve, and build with individuals and communities within PNG by working in partnership with rural health workers, especially at the district level, to build healthy villages in coastal and inland communities across the Southern Region and Morobe. YWAM MS not only provides…

The Glimmer of Gold in Papua New Guinea amidst COVID-19

Founder Collaborative Vision; Consultant Program Manager PNG, Brien Holden Foundation
Organisation: Collaborative Vision

Acknowledgements: Brien Holden Foundation and Lions Clubs International Foundation It has been a bit of a shake-up this year so far, hasn’t it? Yet, despite the considerable disruption caused by COVID-19 throughout the world, in the Pacific, fast action and island geography have prevented the worst of COVID-19 fallout. Being realistic about how health care…

China Offers a Glimpse of a Return to Normality

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

China National Sight Day. Many of you will have seen the stories from our members in China, celebrating June 6. For those who didn’t get a chance, please have a look at the activities and events carried out by our members including Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Centre, ZOC and He Vision Experts. China…

IAPB WPR Focus: Editorial September 2020

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

From the Physically Distanced Desks of Amanda and Drew… The Coronavirus Crisis continues to challenge the Region including in our world of vision and eye health. For many of us it means the inability to travel and meet, to share latest developments or promote achievements and breakthroughs. For too many of the people served by…