Achieving Gender Equity to Ensure Gender Equality in the Next Generation

Executive Director
Organisation: Seva Canada
Improving gender equity in eye health helps women and girls to get an education and work, and to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Because of the number of people involved and the magnitude of the problems, ensuring women’s right to health in this generation therefore reduces health inequities by improving use of…

Taking stock of Gender Equality: My experience at Women Deliver 2019

Childhood Blindness and Low vision Coordinator
Organisation: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO)

I recently attended the Women Deliver 2019 conference (June 3-6) in Vancouver, Canada. It is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. It was my first time attending and I was eager to learn from pioneers and advocates of gender equality. Power, progress and change…

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…

Ophthalmology Residents and Staff at Universities Across Canada Sweat for Sight

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release Vancouver, BC – October 11, 2018: This World Sight Day, ophthalmology residents and department staff at four universities across the country will Sweat for Sight and compete to raise money and awareness for Seva Canada’s eye care programmes in low-income countries. World Sight Day, the annual day of awareness to focus global attention…

Seva Canada’s new Gender and Blindness booklet

Marketing and Communications Director
Organisation: Seva Canada

Seva Canada has taken a leadership role in the gender and blindness global initiative, pioneering almost two decades of improvement in this area. In 1999, we supported the first research on gender inequity in the treatment of blindness and visual impairment done by the British Columbia Centre for Epidemiological and International Ophthalmology (BCEIO) and the…

Celebrating International Days in March 2018

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB members came together to celebrate not one but three International Health Days this month. International Women’s Day – 8 March Our Members came together on International Women’s Day to #PressForProgress and talk about the challenges they face while striving for Gender Equity in the Eye Health Community. Thanks to our Member and Patron contributors:…

Thank You, Champalimaud Foundation!

Senior Director, Innovation and Sight Programs
Organisation: Seva Foundation

Last month, three IAPB member organizations were honored to receive the Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Seva Foundation, and Seva Canada. We are grateful for this recognition of our partnership over the years and our work to strengthen sustainability of eye care services in sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond this, we commend the…