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…

New research reveals glasses boost worker productivity

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

As the first Global Disability Summit takes place, new evidence of how a simple pair of glasses can improve workers’ productivity and reduce poverty is published. A trial of Indian tea pickers, has shown that the provision of glasses improved their productivity by 21.7 per cent – and for those aged over 50 the increase…