Championing and delivering Inclusive Eye Health

Executive Director
Organisation: CBM Global

Our history CBM Global Disability Inclusion is delighted to be joining IAPB. The former CBM International Federation made changes in 2019 to allow different parts of the Federation to focus on their priorities and areas of expertise. Seven CBM Member Associations (Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK, Ireland, Kenya and South Africa) agreed to register as…

Orbis International: Scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide

Vice President, The Americas
Organisation: Orbis International

On World Diabetes Day, how Orbis International is scaling up to meet the rising tide of diabetic retinopathy world-wide… Global blindness and vision impairment will triple by 2050 due to the growing (as well as ageing) world’s population. At the same time, lifestyle changes are leading to the rapid increase in diabetes; a disease that…

WOC2020 in Beautiful and Historic Cape Town

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

From June 26-29, join your colleagues in Cape Town, South Africa, for the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO). “We are expecting to host more than 10,000 delegates from countries around the globe with innovative events aligned with VISION 2020’s mission to eliminate preventable blindness,” said Kgaogelo Edward Legodi, MD, WOC2020 president and…

Orbis Closes Cape Town Office

As a result of a global program reorganization, all Orbis country offices will now report directly into Orbis International in New York, with no more regional offices.  After an analysis of our operations in South Africa, Orbis has closed the Orbis Cape Town office.  At this time, Orbis believes that it is in our best interests to re-allocate resources to support our program work in other markets that are growing faster for…

2018 in Review: IAPB Africa

Regional Programme Coordinator
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)
2018 has been a fantastic year at the IAPB Africa office and our region as a whole. We’ve undertaken multi-level advocacy activities, held important workshops, seen the publication of the WHO AFRO Primary Eye Care Training Manual, moved the WHO Regional Core Competencies for Eye Heath Workers in the Africa Region document to the final…

Quality of life and productivity gains for textile workers provided near vision correction : A study

Communications Manager / Project Officer - Public Health
Organisation: Brien Holden Vision Institute

An estimated 1.1 billion people had uncorrected near vision impairment globally in 2015,1 with the majority of it occurring in developing countries. In some locations it has been found that over 90% of people don’t have the near vision spectacles that they need. 2,3 The impact of uncorrected presbyopia on people’s lives has gone largely…

Durban Calling

Director of Development and Communications
Organisation: IAPB

10GA. Some of you are possibly thinking that the next Assembly – 18-20 September 2016 – is ages away. But the IAPB team are determined that we will build on the success of Hyderabad 2012 and that means starting our planning even earlier this time round. Alessandro Di Capua, IAPB’s Membership Manager, will be playing…