Spearheading change in access to assistive technology: the GREAT Report

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The resolution WHA71.8 – Improving access to assistive technology calls upon WHO to prepare a global report on effective access to assistive technology (GREAT Report) by 2021. Complementing the World Report on Vision, the GREAT report will be a major tool in spearheading change to overcome the massive unmet need in access to assistive technologies,…

The Kilimanjaro Center for Community Ophthalmology

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 Kilimanjaro Center for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO) works with partners to support the implementation of programmes in Africa in the areas of comprehensive eye care, childhood blindness and low vision, and trachoma elimination. Through its three pillars of activities (planning and change implementation, training and capacity building, and operational research), KCCO is currently supporting activities…

¿Cuál es la situación y que hacer para mejorar la cultura en rehabilitación en oftalmología?

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

“No hay nada más que hacer”, “esperemos a que la ciencia progrese”, “hay que esperar a que el niño crezca para que coopere a su estudio”… Desgraciadamente estas y otras ideas semejantes han sido muy comunes en la práctica oftalmológica tradicional.  ¡Nunca más debemos de repetir estas consignas! ¡Ya no! Es fundamental brindar al paciente…

Visual Rehabilitation – an integral part of eye care

Public Health Registrar
Organisation: LSHTM

By Sarah Wallace, Public Health Registrar and Prof Hannah Kuper, Director of the International Centre for Evidence in Disability, LSHTM on visual rehabilitation.  We are in a remote area in Morocco, and a woman approaches us, led by her mother. She has heard that a group of ophthalmologists is visiting her village, and grabbed the chance…

Low Vision Curriculum

Chief Executive of IAPB
Organisation: IAPB

Globally, there are 80 million people with low vision who require support from competent low vision service providers. Such services are needed at all ages – in early childhood, at school, in the workplace and for everyday living. But low vision is a neglected area when it comes to service provision. Even in high income countries…