Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Ⅲ Virtual

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

He Eye Specialist Hospital (HESH), have the great pleasure and honor to invite you to join the Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Ⅲ Virtual at 11:00am – 15:00pm UTC on 23rd June, 2020. We invite you to gather with us virtually in an international live streaming to discuss on how to integrate multiple resources…

Shanghai holds China’s 25th national eye care day campaign

Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center

Frederick Chen, Orbis International and Wang Jingjing from Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Center write on Shanghai’s celebrations. June 6th, 2020 is China’s 25th national “eye care day”, with the theme of “Vision 2020 focuses on general eye health”. 2020 is a landmark year for eye health. In 1999, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Digital Technology webinars: A Round-up

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB was delighted to host two webinars on the role of digital strategies and innovations in delivering eye health during the COVID-19 pandemic. On 19 May, Jude Stern, our Head of Knowledge, spoke to Prof Tien Wong, Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) on the role of digital technologies in delivering eye care. The…

IAPB Members Speak Out on COVID-19

Membership Services Manager
Organisation: IAPB
The current COVID-19 situation is effecting us in our home lives, and within our working lives through the projects that we are working on in order to help others. We have reached out to our members to ask them, how it is affecting their work. We hope to keep updating this page. SIGHTSAVERS Amid the…

RAAB Survey Completed in Rohingya Refugee Population in Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The Rohingya population of Rakhine state in Myanmar started flooding neighboring Bangladesh from August 2017, fleeing from conflict. Since then it is estimated that more than a million Rohingya refugees currently reside in Cox Bazaar District, Bangladesh. UN agencies and many international governments and non-governmental organizations are supporting the Bangladeshi government to cope with this…

Orbis International: Scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide

Vice President, The Americas
Organisation: Orbis International

On World Diabetes Day, how Orbis International is scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide… Global blindness and vision impairment will triple by 2050 due to the growing (as well as ageing) world’s population. At the same time, lifestyle changes are leading to the rapid increase in diabetes; a disease that…

Reducing childhood blindness in Nepal: the National Programme for Control of Childhood Blindness

IAPB-Country Chair Nepal and Executive Director
Organisation: Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh

In Nepal, the most blinding conditions among children are preventable; these include – Vitamin A deficiency, Xerophthalmia, measles, ophthalmia neonatorum, eye injuries, congenital cataract and congenital glaucoma.  Refractive error, squint and amblyopia are other common causes for vision impairment, low vision and unilateral blindness. National Programme for Control of Childhood Blindness In 2010, with the…

IAPB SEA Regional Planning Consultative Meeting: How far we’ve come and planning ahead

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB organized a South East Asia Regional consultative meeting on eye health on 29 and 30 June 2019.  The main objectives of the meeting were: To produce a white paper in line with the goals and objectives of VISION 2020 and WHO GAP 2014-2019, on existing eye health status of each country in the region…