Job Alert: Seva looking for Program Officer in Latin America and Caribbean

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Job Announcement – Program Officer, Latin America and Caribbean– Full time. Seva Foundation, Berkeley, CA.  Did you know that 253 million people live with visual impairment and that 80% of visual impairment could be avoided if diagnosed and treated early? Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness. We train local…

Eye Health in A Crisis: Rohingya Refugee Camp Need Analysis

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

May 2018 saw me evaluating eye health in one of the biggest refugee camps for displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh. In 2017, the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar on Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar saw the biggest ever influx of refugees–nearly 690,000 refugees–after clashes broke out in Myanmar in August. The camps merged into one taking in…

Eye Fund 2: interested?

Organisation: Ashoka Foundation

In 2010, Deutsche Bank and IAPB together launched ‘Eye Fund 1’ to provide affordable long-term debt financing for eye care programmes to accelerate the expansion of their activities through investments in equipment and facilities. In parallel, IAPB created a capacity building grant fund to provide technical assistance and training to help eye care programmes to…

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…