Rethinking global health means including eye-health

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

Countries have agreed today to adopt a new resolution on vision in an effort to reach the 1 billion people worldwide who do not have access to vital eye care services. More than 1 billion people are living with blindness or a vision impairment because they do not have access to basic services as simple…

IAPB Members: Join us at next week’s High Level Political Forum

Head of Policy and Advocacy
Organisation: IAPB

Next week is the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) and eye health has been included on the official agenda. The HLPF is the main United Nations platform on sustainable development and it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the…

Dr. K. Zaman BNSB Eye Hospital continuing their services during the Covid-19 pandemic

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
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on 11th March 2020. Like the rest of the world, Bangladesh is also facing the toll of this highly transmissible zoonotic disease. The spread can be delayed or more precisely flattened by isolation of cases, quarantine of contacts and social distancing of non-infected people. Bangladesh…

VisionSpring Covid19 Response: Dispatch from the Field

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
In response to a new global challenge, on the day after Good Friday, eight VisionSpring India team members formed a convoy to deliver food kits to 100 of Delhi’s most vulnerable families. 18 days earlier, the Indian government had issued a strict stay at home order to over one billion people in response to COVID-19.…

Operation Eyesight’s 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
Background We are facing unprecedented times for everyone’s health and well-being. As an international development organization, Operation Eyesight’s mission is to prevent avoidable blindness and restore sight. A large part of our programming is community outreach and due to COVID19, our eye health programs in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa have shifted to respond to…

Eye health workers help with COVID 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
The Fred Hollows Foundation has always focused on training local health staff. In the past two years alone we’ve trained more than 100,000 doctors, nurses and community health workers. While they usually focus on eye health, in a global pandemic like Covid-19 many are being redeployed to help with the growing health crisis. On normal…

OneSight Launches Free Online Vision Check Tool

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
Provides Parents an Opportunity to Check Children’s Vision During Stay-at-Home Period CINCINNATI, OHIO – April 10, 2020 – OneSight, a leading global vision care nonprofit organization, today launched a free online vision check tool. The tool is designed especially for parents to use with their children, that will determine whether refractive errors exist, as well…

Recursos COVID-19: esto es lo que sabemos

Head of Knowledge
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

La nueva pandemia de coronavirus (COVID-19) de 2019 está cambiando rápidamente la forma en que funcionan las comunidades de salud y desarrollo. Con la proximidad de los profesionales de la salud ocular a los pacientes durante los exámenes oculares y los informes de que el virus puede causar conjuntivitis, COVID-19 tiene implicaciones para los profesionales…

COVID-19 Resources: Here is what we know

Head of Knowledge
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)pandemic is rapidly changing the way the health and development communities are working. With the proximity of eye health professionals to patients during eye examinations and reports that the virus can cause conjunctivitis, COVID-19 has implications for eye health and eye health professionals. Travel restrictions, reprioritisation of health resources and economic…

Partnering for Purpose: Why We’re Collaborating with IAPB

President, CooperVision Specialty EyeCare Division
Organisation: CooperVision

At CooperVision, our purpose is to help improve the way people see each day. That’s why we have chosen to become a Global Patron of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), helping bring even greater awareness to eye health issues. Through partnerships, advocacy efforts and a breadth of knowledge, IAPB is a…

Coming together as a sector

Membership Services Manager
Organisation: IAPB

These are uncertain times. The COVID-19 outbreak has upended our personal and professional lives, not to mention the millions whose lives are at risk today. As countries come to a standstill and refocus all efforts on fighting this virus, the eye health sector is facing unprecedented challenges. As Peter Holland noted in his CEO note…

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.…

The Power of the Collective: Ghana Eye Health Consortium

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

IAPB believes “that by working together we have far greater chances of achieving change than any one organisation can alone.” To this end, IAPB actively seeks partnerships and collaboration with others as an effective means to achieve its vision. Partnerships and collaboration are often spoken about as ways to achieve greater impact, but it isn’t…

Membership Mapping – mapping where you work

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

As many of our members will know, CEO Peter Holland has been conducting member calls giving all members an opportunity to speak with him directly on matters that effect their organisation. We’ve had an overwhelming response, and the feedback has given IAPB a lot to consider. One area that kept cropping up with every member…

IAPB Members celebrate their first anniversary with us

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

What does it mean to be a member of IAPB? IAPB membership means many things for many members: from the valuable partnerships they’ve forged at IAPB networking events, to the opportunities to be heard on the global stage through our advocacy efforts and relationship with the WHO. Members have benefited from webinars (A couple with…

Noor Dubai Launches Annual Report 2017

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

Press release: More than 27 million people from all over Africa and Asia have benefited from the free treatment and preventive programmes, which include the provision of surgeries, eyeglasses, and medication, conducted by the Noor Dubai Foundation since its inception in 2008. As a member of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and the…

IAPB Vision Atlas: An Update

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

It’s been an incredible few months for the IAPB Vision Atlas since we re-launched it on World Sight Day 2017. In the last weeks of December, we also managed to publish and ship physical copies of the Vision Atlas to IAPB members. You should all have received copies, and the response has been very positive–some…

Community Eye Health Courses: LVPEI 2017

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

One of the major problems in prevention, accurate diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases is the lack of trained human resources. To address this issue, the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) is offering two courses in Community Eye Health. Diploma in Community Eye Health (DCEH) The course aims to impart knowledge and skills required…