Orbis: Saving Vision and Changing Children’s Lives Across the World

Director of Research and North Asia Strategy
Organisation: Orbis International

On Universal Children’s Day, Nathan Congdon on Orbis saving vision and changing children’s lives across the world. The pyramid of children’s vision Orbis has been working to change lives through the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness since 1982. A large focus of this work has been treating cases of childhood blindness.  The numerous conditions…

Orbis secures USD $2 Million funding from the David and Molly Pyott Foundation to strengthen eye health in Zambia

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 David and Molly Pyott Foundation will invest USD $ 2 million over a period of 3 years (2019- 2021) to further support Orbis’s work in Zambia to strengthen eye health capacity and care in Lusaka. Orbis has been partnering with the Ministry of Health in Zambia for the past 9 years, implementing programmes in…

Orbis promotes Rahul Ali and Rishi Raj Borah

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

Dr Rahul Ali who has been the Country Director for Orbis India for the past seven years has been promoted to Vice President, Africa and Asia Programmes. Rishi Raj Borah has been promoted to Country Director of Orbis India. Under Rahul’s leadership, the India team has booked several successes including the ongoing development of the…

The Cox Bazaar RAAB: Surveying vision among the Rohingya Refugee Population in Bangladesh

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The story so far: Victims of what the UN called ethnic cleansing, more than a million Rohingya refugees live in refugee camps around Cox’s Bazaar in eastern Bangladesh. A number of IAPB members, with support from IAPB South East Asia, conducted a situation analysis (and published it in July last year). The situation analysis delved…

Vacancy: Staff Ophthalmologist

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 Staff Ophthalmologist. As a member of the medical team on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, the Staff Ophthalmologist ensures that the predetermined medical objectives of the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) ocular disease programmes in developing countries are achieved successfully by actively participating in the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of…

Orbis Closes Cape Town Office

As a result of a global program reorganization, all Orbis country offices will now report directly into Orbis International in New York, with no more regional offices.  After an analysis of our operations in South Africa, Orbis has closed the Orbis Cape Town office.  At this time, Orbis believes that it is in our best interests to re-allocate resources to support our program work in other markets that are growing faster for…

Reminiscences

President, International Eye Foundation and Vice-President, IAPB
Organisation: International Eye Foundation

On International Women’s Day, Victoria Sheffield,  President & CEO, International Eye Foundation and Vice President, IAPB reminisces on her journey in eye care… My wonderful opportunities to build strong friendships, working relationships, and trust were not given lightly, but working hard and proving oneself attracts amazing people who help along the way. I began my…

2018 – Members share their highlights

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB
2018 has been a fantastic year for the IAPB alliance. We finish 2018 with over 150 members and a couple of new members are set to join us early 2019. As this year comes to a close, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights from across the alliance; we asked a cross…

Creating a Comprehensive Child Eye Health Network

Director, North Asia
Organisation: Orbis International

On World/Universal Children’s Day, George Smith, Orbis International on their five-year Seeing is Believing Project in Shanxi, China and how it has created a Comprehensive Child Eye Health Network. China faces significant issues in many areas of child eye health. The Chinese Ministry of Education’s report (“China’s First Oversight Report on Quality of Compulsory Education) highlights…

IAPB members celebrate World Sight Day 2018: a social media round-up

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

This year’s World Sight Day is just past (11th October 2018 to be exact). World Sight Day was celebrated across the IAPB membership with press conferences, walks, outreach activities, events with MoH, and more, and we loved seeing all of your celebrations and tags on social media. We have already received emails from many of…

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Project Celebrates 20 Years of Eye Care in Ethiopia

Orbis just wrapped its three-week Flying Eye Hospital project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia celebrating their 20th anniversary of sight saving work in the country. The Federal Ministry of Health and the Ophthalmological Society of Ethiopia partnered with the international NGO to train local eye care teams in adult and pediatric surgery techniques, hosted by the…

Uso de Telemedicina Como Soporte del Programa de Residencia en el Instituto Regional de Oftalmología. Trujillo – Perú

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

En los últimos 16 años, el Instituto Regional de Oftalmología (IRO) con el apoyo de ORBIS International ha ejecutado diferentes proyectos relacionados con la prevención de ceguera, abordando aspectos de oftalmología pediátrica, catarata, retinopatía diabética, retinopatía de la prematuridad, errores de refracción y gestión hospitalaria. Orbis cuenta con un programa de educación y Telesalud denominado…

Potenciando la Capacitación Multidisciplinaria en la Salud Visual

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

Semana Santa en Perú, un tiempo especial y diferente para recibir por sexta vez al Avión Hospital Oftalmológico de Orbis, generando gran expectativa en la comunidad de profesionales de la salud visual en el país, así como en la población. A lo largo y ancho del país, aquellos con ceguera evitable y discapacidad visual se…

Orbis Africa: Human Resources in the spotlight

Up to 75% of all blindness and visual impairment is preventable, but it takes the right human resources to stop these conditions in their tracks. This is why, since 2016, Orbis International Africa, in partnership with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in Africa, the Amref International University and the College of Ophthalmology of…

He Eye Specialists Hospital Holds Forum on Sight for Africa

Director PBL Department He Vision Group
Organisation: Shenyang He Eye Hospital

IAPB’s China member, the Shenyang based He Eye Specialists Hospital (HESH) recently organised the 2018 China-Africa Eye Health Cooperation Forum. It was hosted by National Health Commission of P.R.China and co-organised by Orbis International, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), African Ophthalmology Council (AOC), HESH and National Training Base for Prevention of Blindness. The forum was…

New research reveals glasses boost worker productivity

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

As the first Global Disability Summit takes place, new evidence of how a simple pair of glasses can improve workers’ productivity and reduce poverty is published. A trial of Indian tea pickers, has shown that the provision of glasses improved their productivity by 21.7 per cent – and for those aged over 50 the increase…

Eye Bank of Ethiopia Celebrates 15 Years of Service

Communications Manager
Organisation: Himalayan Cataract Project

Partners in eye care, Orbis International, Himalayan Cataract Project and SightLife honor milestone for the highest volume eye bank in sub-Saharan Africa. For the past 15 years the Eye Bank of Ethiopia has worked tirelessly to reverse corneal blindness in the country through the collection and processing of donor corneas. Founded through an agreement between…

New smartphone app aims to improve cataract surgical outcomes

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

Press release: A global consortium of leading eye health organisations today launched a new app to help improve cataract surgical outcomes, especially for people in developing countries. BOOST (Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool), a simple, free and easy-to-use app to help surgeons monitor and improve cataract surgical outcomes, has been launched at the World Ophthalmology Congress…