Closing a SiB Project in Viet Nam

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

A SiB phase V project closing Workshop was organised on 15 December 2016 in Da Nang and attended by 16 representatives of the project management boards from Vinh Long, Tien Giang, and Lam Dong and Dak Nong provinces. The workshop also welcomed the presence of Mrs. Trinh Nhu Quynh – the Head of Corporate Affairs as representative…

Bringing eye health to the Isoka district, Zambia

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

George Sichamba lives in Kalungu village in the Isoka district of the Muchinga province in Zambia. George explained that before he lost his sight everything was going well for him; “Before I lost my sight I had a very nice family. We lived together with no problems”. However, when he discovered that his sight was…

New SiB ambassador debuts at Standard Chartered Great City

Associate Director, Programme, Seeing is Believing Group Public Affairs and Sustainability
Organisation: Standard Chartered

Race generates USD170k for SiB The 2017 Standard Chartered Great City Race has generated a staggering USD170k (with matching) for our flagship community programme Seeing is Believing (SiB). The funds have been earmarked for a three-year project to provide eye care services in four underserved districts in Muchinga Province and Eastern Province, Zambia. This is…

Seeing is Believing launches Phase 3 Innovation Fund

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release 24 July 2017, London – Standard Chartered’s Seeing is Believing programme, a collaboration between the bank and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), has launched the third phase of its Innovation Fund, expanding four existing projects and awarding grants to six new projects. Launched in 2013, the fund encourages innovators…

Bid to win Seeing is Believing-Liverpool Football Cup (LFC) shirt

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Standard Chartered Bank is running an auction for limited edition Liverpool Football Cup (LFC) squad signed LFC-Seeing is Believing (SiB) shirt from the 2016 season on eBay. All proceeds from the LFC shirt sale to go to Seeing is Believing and help fight avoidable blindness. The auction will run from 14 July – 20 July. The…

Future SiB Newsletter Webinars

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

Based on the ongoing success of the SiB webinars, we will be arranging the next batch in October 2017, with gender as the theme, do get in touch if you would be interested in presenting. If you would like to watch recordings of previous SiB webinars, please click here. SiB Newsletters The topics for the January…

Child Sight in Vietnam

Associate Director, Programme, Seeing is Believing Group Public Affairs and Sustainability
Organisation: Standard Chartered

Kate Woodhead from Standard Chartered Bank writes about her recent visit to a Seeing is Believing (SiB) project in Vietnam. In April this year I was lucky enough to visit one of our two active Seeing is Believing (SiB) projects in Vietnam – the Fred Hollows Foundation’s Viet Nam Child Eye Care Project. Approximately 2.6…

SiB Webinars – Sustainability

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

At Seeing is Believing (SiB), we are always keen to find innovative ways to share learning from SiB projects and build networks between partners. Based on the success of our webinars held in 2016, we decided to continue this exciting learning opportunity. In April 2017 we held webinars on the theme of sustainability.  The aims of…

SiB Webinars–April 2017

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

  In April 2017 SiB arranged a series of webinars to enhance learning between SiB projects. The April 2017 SiB Webinars were on the theme of Sustainability. There were 2 presenters per webinar, with questions from participants at the end. These webinars were recorded and we are happy to share them below. Please see below…

Uganda Gets a New SiB Project

Sub Regional Manager, East Africa
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute

Uganda has received another four-year “Seeing is Believing” project. Brien Holden Vision Institute is going to implement the Mubende Comprehensive Eye Health project in four districts that comprise of the Mubende Health Region namely Mubende, Mityana, Kiboga and Kyankwanzi districts. This region is one of the most underserved health regions in the country, hence the…

Comprehensive Child Eye Health in Nigeria

With a population of over 182 million people, Nigeria is one of the most populated countries in the world. Rising poverty rates, poor education and underfunded healthcare systems are some of the key factors that have contributed to the large percentages of children with avoidable blindness and visual impairments. This consortium SiB programme lead by…

Expanding Access to Universal Eye Care Across Five Provinces in Cambodia

The “Expanding Access to Universal Eye Care Across Five Provinces in Cambodia” project began in July 2016 and focuses on Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Kampot, Pursat and Siem Reap provinces. The project also works closely with the National Program for Eye Health within the Ministry of Health. The goal of the project is to prevent and…

SiB Impact Reports!

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

Seeing is Believing is excited to share the new SiB Impact Reports. Each SiB project produce these as a way to showcase what they have achieved In Phase 4, Standard Chartered Bank invested $20million into 24 eye care projects globally, with a focus on urban environments. These Impact Reports give a clear overview of the…

CHOGM 2015: A ‘Time to See’

Director of Advocacy and Commonwealth Engagement
Organisation: Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Trust

Picture from Standard Chartered Bank’s ‘Urban Eye Care Programme’ in Nigeria. Picture by Sam Faulkner, part of the ‘Time to See’ Exhibition. Did you know that there is an app that turns your smartphone into a spirit level? This valuable piece of information was imparted to us in Malta last month by a busy and…

IAPB runs in the ‘Great City Race 2014’

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

IAPB was proud to participate in Seeing is Believing’s ‘Great City Race 2014′ yesterday. A team comprising Susan Evans, Celene Leong and Robin Percy joined more than 2000 runners in the running challenge which takes place around the closed off streets of the City of London. Seeing is Believing is the official race beneficiary and all…