Ophthalmic Nurses in Philippines form peer Association

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 October 6, 2019, nurses came together to form an Ophthalmic Nurses Association for The Philippines. While there are many nurses who work in Ophthalmology in the Philippines, Ophthalmic Nursing as a distinct specialty is still not recognized. The aim of this fledgling group called, the Philippine Ophthalmic Nurses Assocation (PhONA) is to define the…

Ophthalmic Nurses Prepare for 2020

Project Officer, Lions Eye Donation Service
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia

The World Health Organization (WHO) and International Council of Nurses announce that 2020 is the year of the Nurse and Midwife. This is to honour the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, and timed to launch the WHO State of the World Report on nurses and midwifes. [1] The IAPB community have embraced this opportunity…

Developing Nursing Capacity in Vietnam

Country Representative Vietnam
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation

On International Nurses Day, we look to Vietnam where the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation has been working to train and develop nursing capacity since 2008. Here are snapshots of four nurses from Hanoi in Vietnam. These awesome foursome benefitted from our refraction and spectacle dispensing training, changing their lives for the better. Huynh Phuong…