Combat Blindness International and partners eradicate Cataract Backlog in Botswana

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: Madison, WI, USA: Combat Blindness International (CBI), in partnership with Cambridge Global Health Partners (London, UK), Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (Delhi, India), PEEK (London, UK) and the Botswana Ministry of Health and Wellness, has helped eliminate the backlog of cataract blindness in Botswana. Cataract is a clouding of the lens of the…

Yuddha Sapkota, certified RAAB 7 Survey trainer

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

I have been a certified RAAB trainer since 2014. As a trainer, I have trained and supervised survey teams and monitored RAAB surveys in Maldives, Timor-Leste, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan. The RAAB survey methodology gets updated regularly. In 2014 the RAAB 5 version was current, which soon became RAAB 6. Every version requires some…

Vacancy: Product Owner

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 Role Peek Vision is looking for a Product Owner to join the Peek team. This role will have overall accountability for ensuring Peek’s products are focused, integral, packaged publically for customer sales and prioritised according to both the demands of the customer and the company. This role sits within their Leadership team, which is…

Using smartphone based tools and health systems: Peek Vision

CEO Peek Vision and Associate Professor of International Eye Health at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Organisation: Peek Vision

I’m delighted that we’ve joined the incredible network of organisations that IAPB represents. We’ve come a long way since Peek Vision was established as an independent organisation in late 2015, following several years as a research project within the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.  Peek has…

PEEK App Boosts Eye Health Among Children

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

Screening schoolchildren’s eyesight using the world’s first clinically-tested smartphone vision check app has more than doubled the proportion of children attending follow-up appointments in a trial comparing it to conventional screening, according to new research published in The Lancet Global Health. The Peek school eye health system is an integrated smartphone screening system which includes…

The need for evidence in Optometry

Researcher
Organisation: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

On World Optometry Day, Priya Morjaria on importance of research for optometrists. World Optometry Day is a unique day for our profession.  It is a reminder that even though globally we have different definitions of the profession, ultimately, we are all striving to provide comprehensive eye care services to all our patients in our different…

$1bn Vision Catalyst Fund to be established for populations across the Commonwealth

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 Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust) announced on 12 March (Commonwealth Day) that it has begun working on an ambitious multi-stakeholder initiative to lay the foundations for a new $1bn Vision Catalyst Fund to bring eye care to all people in the Commonwealth and around the world. Building on the major achievements in…

Botswana commits to provide eye screenings to all school children

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 Government of Botswana celebrated its commitment to provide eye health screening to every school child in the country by 2020 – the first country in the world to do so – at an event hosted by the British High Commission in Gaborone. Between five and ten per cent of children in schools have unnecessary…

CBM to partner with Peek Vision

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

Peek Vision and CBM are entering into partnership with the aim of using Peek technology to support and further develop CBM’s eye health and other disability work.. The 5-year partnership between CBM and Peek will see the implementation of Peek tools, such as Peek Acuity and Peek Retina, by CBM partners. It is hoped that initial pilot projects…