Flattening the InAccessibility Curve

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

Prevent Blindness has partnered with organizations and companies in a collaborative project to collect data and information about the experiences of individuals who are blind or are visually impaired during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the lives of those with visual impairments and to identify solutions…

Finding Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of eye health in Nepal

IAPB-Country Chair Nepal and Executive Director
Organisation: Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh

In 2017, the Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS) carried out a “knowledge, attitude and practice” national survey to understand the evolving demand for, and knowledge/attitudes for eye care in Nepal. A key aim for the survey was to assess, communicate and address eye health seeking behavior at the community level. Though Nepal is small in…

Sri Lanka releases latest Blindness Survey data

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

In collaboration with IAPB South East Asia, VISION 2020 Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Health organized a national workshop on eye health action plan from 6 to 7 May, 2016. The main objective of the workshop was to come up with suggestions for the amendment on Sri Lanka’s National Eye Health Action Plan 2013…

Take the survey on ‘Sustainability’ in eye care

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Climate change represents the biggest global public health threat of the 21st Century and the provision of healthcare can have a negative impact on the environment. Many industries and organisations are now measuring their carbon footprint and the detrimental impact of their practices on the local health of their populations. Some have developed successful strategies…