Singapore Hosts Myopia Summit

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Myopia is not a public health problem. Definitely not so, when the governments or health systems of the world are tackling so many conditions that end lives or cause severe morbidity. The Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) ran a two-day Myopia summit: “Controversies in Myopia”, to debate and discuss various aspects of the Myopia epidemic.…

Job Alert: Seva looking for Program Officer in Latin America and Caribbean

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Job Announcement – Program Officer, Latin America and Caribbean– Full time. Seva Foundation, Berkeley, CA.  Did you know that 253 million people live with visual impairment and that 80% of visual impairment could be avoided if diagnosed and treated early? Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness. We train local…

IAPB Membership Values

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

The IAPB alliance is committed to delivering eye health for all, everywhere. What values, ethics or precepts will guide us towards this lofty goal? What are the values to which eye care organisations joining our alliance should aspire to? In September 2018, the IAPB Executive Committee actioned a Sub-Committee to put together IAPB’s Membership Values.…

Vacancy: Governance and Compliance Manager

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

Orbis is looking for a Governance and Compliance Manager based out of London, UK. The Role You will be responsible for a portfolio that covers Trustee governance, regulatory compliance, legal agreements, policy development, data protection and risk management.  Working across departments you will ensure that Orbis UK complies with UK legal and regulatory requirements.  You will…

Delivering specialised healthcare to remote communities: YWAM Medical Ships

Communications Manager
Organisation: YWAM Medical Ships - Australia

Anna Scott, YWAM Medical Ships shares the story of the Lapila sisters to show the impact they are making bringing healthcare to remote communities… Four sisters sit nervously lined up on a bench outside the health centre. Three of them have patches on their eyes from their cataract surgeries that had been performed the day before, and…

Serving the Underserved – Global Clinic

Founding Director and Head, Vision Team
Organisation: Global Clinic

Marcus Ang, Founding Director and Head, Vision Team, Global Clinic on Global Clinic’s mission focussing on their work in Okpho, Myanmar… In July last year, Global Clinic joined the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) alliance, to further and support its work in the prevention of blindness among communities in Asia and Africa. Conducting medical…

Uganda’s First Batch of Optometrists

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

Today marks the momentous occasion of Uganda’s first batch of optometrists graduating at Makerere University in Kampala after completing the first optometry degree ratified in Uganda. The graduating optometrists are the first locally trained optometrists for their country and will act as the primary eye carers for optometry services for the population. Uganda is one…

Sad News: Uduak Udom

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 World Council of Optometry has announced the sad news that their Immediate Past President, optometric colleague and friend, Dr. Uduak Udom has passed away after a long and courageous battle with illness. Dr Udom was also an IAPB Eye Health Hero–one of our very first. The WCO notice notes her commitment to the organisation…

Are you working in Burkina Faso? New Eye Care Coalition launched!

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

A new eye care coalition in Burkina Faso is launched. Light for the World, CBM and Helen Keller International relaunched the coalition of NGOs working in Eye Health in Burkina Faso on Tuesday 27th November 2018. Burkina Health Foundation, Sightsavers and Vision Aid Overseas also support this initiative, although they could not attend the first…

Swiss Red Cross expands eye care network in Kyrgyzstan

International Cooperation, Communications Department
Organisation: Swiss Red Cross

Carmen Steimann, Swiss Red Cross on their eye care programme in Kyrgyzstan. Poverty can be one of the causes of blindness, as it is one of the barriers in accessing care. We at the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) are working in various countries to break this vicious circle. In 2016, we launched an eye care programme…

Quality of life and productivity gains for textile workers provided near vision correction : A study

Communications Manager / Project Officer - Public Health
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute

An estimated 1.1 billion people had uncorrected near vision impairment globally in 2015,1 with the majority of it occurring in developing countries. In some locations it has been found that over 90% of people don’t have the near vision spectacles that they need. 2,3 The impact of uncorrected presbyopia on people’s lives has gone largely…

ICO Events: WOC 2018 Round-up

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

A total of 8,000 participants from 146 countries benefited from the WOC2018 scientific programme that included the latest developments in eye health, eye disease management, and ophthalmic education. Spread over four days, more than 400 sessions and 623 e-posters were presented.  The WOC2018 scientific programme proved to be an incredibly valuable learning experience. We invite…

2019 SightFirst Research Grants

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 deadline to submit Letters of Intent (LOI) for the 2019 SightFirst Research Program is December 3, 2018. The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) provides funds to support public health research initiatives that evaluate and directly influence the operation of the SightFirst program, Lions’ premier initiative to strengthen eye care systems in underserved communities. SightFirst research…

China National Sight Day 2018

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

The 23rd “China National Sight Day” will be conducted on Wednesday June 6th, 2018 with the theme “correct myopia scientifically; care for children’s eye health”.  All across China our members and friends will be taking part in activities to ensure that child-centred activities promoting eye health are a reality. IAPB are proud to bring you…

Haiti’s First Optometry School Opens

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

The Brien Holden Vision Institute, Optometry Giving Sight, VOSH International and partners celebrated the momentous occasion of opening the first optometry school in Haiti. The initial 19 students are the pioneers of their profession for Haiti. They have been recruited by I’Université d’État d’Haïti to begin their five year Optometry and Vision Science degree. Once qualified, these…

Al Basar Marks 25 Years in Sudan

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

On 5th April, 2018, Al Basar International Foundation (BIF) celebrated their 25th year anniversary  in Sudan. This coincided with the integration of the newly built Khartoum Ophthalmic Technical College as well as the graduation of the 9th batch of graduates. These events were attended by key government officials as well as representatives from international NGOs.…

Our Children’s Vision – Global partners gather in Sri Lanka

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Ambakandawila, Sri Lanka, February 5-6, 2017: Our Children’s Vision, the global initiative upscaling, accelerating and expanding eye health services to more children around the world, is set to host dozens of representatives from their international partner base. The meeting is bringing together leaders in the eye health and development field to scrutinize health integration models…