Operation Eyesight’s COVID-19 Response

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
Background We are facing unprecedented times for everyone’s health and well-being. As an international development organization, Operation Eyesight’s mission is to prevent avoidable blindness and restore sight. A large part of our programming is community outreach and due to COVID19, our eye health programs in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa have shifted to respond to…

Eye health workers help with COVID response

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 Fred Hollows Foundation has always focused on training local health staff. In the past two years alone we’ve trained more than 100,000 doctors, nurses and community health workers. While they usually focus on eye health, in a global pandemic like Covid-19 many are being redeployed to help with the growing health crisis. On normal…

OneSight Launches Free Online Vision Check Tool

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
Provides Parents an Opportunity to Check Children’s Vision During Stay-at-Home Period CINCINNATI, OHIO – April 10, 2020 – OneSight, a leading global vision care nonprofit organization, today launched a free online vision check tool. The tool is designed especially for parents to use with their children, that will determine whether refractive errors exist, as well…

Recursos COVID-19: esto es lo que sabemos

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Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

La nueva pandemia de coronavirus (COVID-19) de 2019 está cambiando rápidamente la forma en que funcionan las comunidades de salud y desarrollo. Con la proximidad de los profesionales de la salud ocular a los pacientes durante los exámenes oculares y los informes de que el virus puede causar conjuntivitis, COVID-19 tiene implicaciones para los profesionales…

COVID-19 Resources: Here is what we know

Head of Knowledge
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)pandemic is rapidly changing the way the health and development communities are working. With the proximity of eye health professionals to patients during eye examinations and reports that the virus can cause conjunctivitis, COVID-19 has implications for eye health and eye health professionals. Travel restrictions, reprioritisation of health resources and economic…