Approved SightFirst Grants August 2017

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 SightFirst Advisory Committee has approved several SightFirst grants in August 2017. The approved grants are for comprehensive eye care services including cataract, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma treatment, elimination of trachoma and river blindness, uncorrected refractive error in school-children, as well as research grants. Two SightFirst Research grants have been awarded to IAPB for Bhutan…

Meeting Communities as they are on Indigenous Peoples Day

Executive Director
Organisation: Seva

On International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples, Kate Moynihan, Executive Director Seva, writes about their diversity and work with indigenous communities.  Seva is an organisation committed to helping people see. And we are also committed to listening.  Carefully. For all of our 40 years, we at Seva have worked hand-in-hand with indigenous communities across the…

My Involvement in Aboriginal Vision Programmes

Brien Holden Vision Institute Project Manager, Aboriginal Vision NSW
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute

On International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Colina Waddell, Brien Holden Vision Institute Project Manager, Aboriginal Vision NSW writes about her work with Aboriginal community. I feel privileged to have worked for the past 17 years with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the state of New South Wales on the East coast of Australia.…

Rotary Partners with IAPB Members to Prevent Eye Disease

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

EVANSTON, IL (August 7, 2017) — About 80 percent of the world’s 285 million visually impaired people have treatable eye diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Rotary and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) aim to promote eye health to underserved communities. Under the one-year partnership signed today by Rotary International…

Vision for Nation screens 2 million in Rwanda

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

Vision for a Nation (VFAN) has reached a significant milestone this month with the delivery of the 2 millionth eye screening in Rwanda. Since 2012, they have trained 2,700 Rwandan Ministry of Health nurses to provide eye care services at the country’s 502 local health centres. VFAN has integrated the services within Rwanda’s national health…

VLEG Data–Frequently Asked Questions

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB
Here are some FAQs about the new Vision Loss Expert Group (VLEG) data (our VLEG FAQs!). Do leave your questions below this post as comments (if you have any more) and we will update this post. Where can I access the new data on blindness and visual impairment prevalence? The new data is available for…

IAPB welcomes new members

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB would like to welcome three new Group C members to our coalition, Conselho Brasileiro De Oftalmologia – CBO, Pushpagiri Vitreo Retina Institute and Japan National Society for the Prevention of Blindness. Conselho Brasileiro De Oftalmologia – CBO joined IAPB in April. Founded in 1941, the Brazilian Council of Ophthalmology (CBO) is a scientific and cultural…

Management Training by Aravind

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

Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO), the training and consulting arm of Aravind Eye Care System (AECS) has been offering a specialized course to train eye hospital administrators and managers since 2000. The course titled Management Training and Systems Development for Eye Hospital Administrators and Managers will run from August 10, 2017 – September…

Global activity to end avoidable blindness – Are we having an impact?

CEO
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

IAPB Joins the Fred Hollows Foundation in soliciting responses for the ideas listed in this blog post – especially around creating a Working Group for IAPB members. If you are interested, or have anything to share, please write to [email protected] In December 2013, The Fred Hollows Foundation launched its 2014-2018 Strategic Plan; which outlines what…

Nepal earthquake

Membership Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Ten days have now passed since Nepal’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which struck on 25 April, with its epicenter very close to Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. With victims’ numbers rising over 7,000 and work to reach survivors with vital supplies now under way, our thoughts are with all those affected from the devastation in that region. In any…