The Ascend learning and innovation fund for five NTDs

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

Do you have an innovative idea to help beat neglected tropical diseases? The Ascend West and Central Africa programme, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), is excited to announce the launch of a new learning and innovation fund to accelerate the control and elimination efforts for up to five neglected tropical diseases…

IAPB Members Speak Out on COVID-19

Membership Services Manager
Organisation: IAPB
The current COVID-19 situation is effecting us in our home lives, and within our working lives through the projects that we are working on in order to help others. We have reached out to our members to ask them, how it is affecting their work. We hope to keep updating this page. SIGHTSAVERS Amid the…

Tackling glaucoma in India and Nigeria

Chief Global Technical Lead
Organisation: Sightsavers

For World Glaucoma Week, Imran Khan on Keep Sight, which is tackling glaucoma in Nigeria and India… “My sight went in one eye about a year ago, and then in the other six months later. The consultant has told me that my sight could have been saved if I’d have come here sooner. I just don’t…

How can we achieve an equal and inclusive world for women and girls?

Senior Global Technical Lead URE
Organisation: Sightsavers
An equal world is an enabled world – which means equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal participation for everyone. This shouldn’t be complicated to achieve, yet we know that it is. How can we make an equal world a reality for future generations? The "Equal Measures 2030" data hub provides a wealth of information to…

Caroline Harper awarded the Hemingway Award

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

Dr Caroline Harper CBE, Chief Executive of Sightsavers, has been selected by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) as the winner of the first Hemingway Award. She receives the award for her work transforming the funding landscape for trachoma, a neglected tropical disease. In…

13th Regional Eye Health Partners Meeting for West Africa

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

Following a regional meeting on eye health organized by West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire on 4-6 June 2002, it was recommended that a Regional Eye Health NGDOs Coordination Group be established to support WAHO and : Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Member States to eliminate avoidable blindness by the…

COECSA & Partners Support the development of ROP, Retinoblastoma and DR Guidelines

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

Through a collaborative project dubbed, Health Systems Strengthening Project in ECSA Region, COECSA has supported the development of clinical management guidelines in Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and Diabetic Retinopathy in Kenya. The project has also supported the development and dissemination of the Retinoblastoma and Diabetic Retinopathy guidelines in the Republic of Tanzania. The project, in…

Interactive workshop: “Leaving no-one behind: strengthening inclusion and equity in eye health”

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

CBM and Sightsavers warmly welcome everyone to a free interactive workshop on “Leaving no-one behind: strengthening inclusion and equity in eye health” on 3-4 October, prior to IAPB Council of Members Meeting, in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. We will share evidence based background information and experience of making eye health services more inclusive and accessible for people…

Partnership between the Islamic Development Bank and a Light for the World – led consortium aims to put an end to avoidable blindness in 13 African countries

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

The Islamic Development Bank and a Light for the World – led consortium is aiming to put an end to avoidable blindness in 13 African countries. In 2008, the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) launched the Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness (AFAB). The first generation of AFAB (2008-2015) focused mainly on treating cataracts. Six million dollars…

Bringing eye care to hard-to-reach people

Former Project Director CATCH programme
Organisation: Sightsavers

Since 2015 the UK aid funded CATCH programme (Coordinated Approach to Community Healthy eyes) has transformed access to eye health services across remote areas in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda and Zambia. Initially CATCH “piggybacked” trachoma programmes, using trachoma surgery camps to identify people with other eye conditions and provide treatment. The most common condition found…

Allergan, Sightsavers and IAPB announce Keep Sight initiative to address glaucoma

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

— Unique initiative joins an innovative eyecare biopharma leader with international charities to train healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat patients with glaucoma —  — Glaucoma is the third leading cause of blindness worldwide[i] yet with adequate screening and diagnosis, vision loss can be prevented—  — “Keep Sight” initiative launched at the World Health Assembly…

USAID launches new $300m programme to tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases

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

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched Act to End Neglected Tropical Diseases | East, a new global programme working to strengthen countries’ abilities to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The programme will control and eliminate five neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in Uganda and twelve other countries. The programme is a…

Universal Health Coverage and Eye Health

Policy Adviser – Health
Organisation: Sightsavers

2019 is a big year for health. The forthcoming High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) will be a great opportunity for world leaders to ensure that steps towards accelerating health for all are genuinely taken. (Read Sightsavers’ take on the Africa Health International Conference and the Africa Health Forum.) Through the 2030 Agenda, countries…

Call for Programme Submissions – Council of Members 2019

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Calling all IAPB members! We are looking for your programme ideas for Council of Members 2019 (CoM). This year’s Council of Members will be held in Africa in conjunction with local hosts Sightsavers. We are very excited to offer IAPB members the opportunity to put forward your ideas for sessions. Following on from the success…

Reminiscences

President, International Eye Foundation and Vice-President, IAPB
Organisation: International Eye Foundation

On International Women’s Day, Victoria Sheffield,  President & CEO, International Eye Foundation and Vice President, IAPB reminisces on her journey in eye care… My wonderful opportunities to build strong friendships, working relationships, and trust were not given lightly, but working hard and proving oneself attracts amazing people who help along the way. I began my…

2018 – Members share their highlights

Membership & Fundraising Officer
Organisation: IAPB
2018 has been a fantastic year for the IAPB alliance. We finish 2018 with over 150 members and a couple of new members are set to join us early 2019. As this year comes to a close, we wanted to share with you some of the highlights from across the alliance; we asked a cross…

Launch of $105 million fund to eliminate trachoma

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

Leading philanthropists have set up a $105 million fund to help eliminate blinding eye disease trachoma. The funding was announced by Richard Branson via recorded video link at the Global Citizen concert in Johannesburg on 2 December 2018. The concert celebrated the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Branson represents a collaboration of funders who are launching…

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…

Saying Goodbye – Changes at IAPB

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB will be saying goodbye to two of our colleagues this month. Johannes Trimmel, IAPB’s Director, Policy and Advocacy has accepted a new position as the Director of a new programme on Disability Inclusive Development at Sightsavers. John Trevelyan, IAPB’s Fundraising and Partnerships Development Manager will be retiring after seven years at IAPB. Johannes will be…

New smartphone app aims to improve cataract surgical outcomes

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: A global consortium of leading eye health organisations today launched a new app to help improve cataract surgical outcomes, especially for people in developing countries. BOOST (Better Operative Outcomes Software Tool), a simple, free and easy-to-use app to help surgeons monitor and improve cataract surgical outcomes, has been launched at the World Ophthalmology Congress…