Vacancy: Programme Manager for 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 is looking to fill the position of a Programme Manager. The Role The Delivery Team’s role is to deliver Peek Solutions with partners around the world to help them provide more effective eye health services to more people. Based on public health best practice, Peek Solutions capture, manage and report live, accurate service…

Addenbrooke’s Abroad becomes Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

Programme Officer
Organisation: Cambridge Global Health Partnerships

Addenbrooke’s Abroad celebrated its ten-year anniversary last year. Since the programme was established it has grown and evolved with three established health partnerships and supporting over 400 UK volunteers to undertake placements overseas. To reflect the programme’s diverse partners and stakeholders, the programme has been rebranded as Cambridge Global Health Partnerships. The new name reflects…

International Eye Health Course at ICEH

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 International Centre for Eye Health will be offering a short course, “International Eye Health” aimed to familiarise participants with the Principles of Planning and Universal Eye Care to address Visual Impairment; the strategies to control the main causes of visual loss; and the utilisation of Peek in eye care. The main purposes of the workshop…

Rapid Assessment of Blindness survey: Timor-Leste

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Timor-Leste in South East Asia–current listed as one of the poorest nations in the world—became an independent state in 1999. The country is divided into 13 administrative districts and 65 sub districts with a predominantly rural population of 1,257, 613 (Census data 2010) people. Timor-Leste has one referral hospital, in Dili, the capital. The hospital…

Maldives Dissemination Workshop

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

I am delighted to report back from a successful ‘dissemination workshop’ for data from the first-ever population based RAAB survey in Maldives. The workshop was organized by the WHO country office in Maldives and was graced by the honorable Minister of Health Her Excellency Ms Iruthisham Adam, Dr Tara Prasad Das, IAPB SEA Regional Chair, Prof. Henry Adala, LCIF Technical Advisor, Africa, Deputy Ministers and policy makers of Maldives and other eye care colleagues from the island nation.

The Maldives’ first RAAB—aided by smartphones!

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

On the first day of survey data collection we—Me, as the RAAB trainer and Mr Ubeydulla Thoufeeq as the Principal Investigator—were interviewed on live TV regarding the purpose and importance of survey to the country. After two weeks of preparation, I’m back in office and am happy to note that the data collection work is going on full-swing. We are using PEEK’s app for data-collection, which is making the recording of data easy and accurate (I had tested its first use in Nepal too). Data collection should be complete by the end of March and data analysis and result is expected by early April 2016.