#EyeCareEveryWhere Photo Competition Winners

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

We are delighted to announce this year’s World Sight Day #EyeCareEveryWhere Photo competition winners and runners-up. As with every year, we have one winner each for the professional and amateur categories, along with five runners-up. Firstly, our massive gratitude to each of you who have taken time out to send us pictures—some of you who…

The Dubai Health Authority and Noor Dubai Foundation sign MoU to benefit those suffering from critical eye disease

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

Press release UAE, Dubai, October 11, 2018: The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Noor Dubai Foundation signed a MoU on Thursday (11 October) to benefit UAE residents in need, who are suffering from critical eye diseases or chronic diseases that may lead to visual impairment. The MoU was signed on World Sight Day, which falls on…

Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Centre launch music festival for World Sight Day

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

On the occasion of World Sight Day, 2018, IAPB Group A Member, Shanghai Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment Centre launched the Shanghai Outdoor Music Festival which will be held in the Central Park on Saturday November 24. This initiative is driven by the need for children and young adults to spend more time outdoors to…

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, corporates 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…

Optical Coalition champions Global Access to eye care

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

Press Release Denver CO – Oct 4nd, 2018: Leading global optometric companies and networks are coming together as a coalition to help the 1.2 billion people worldwide who are unnecessarily vision impaired, simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam and glasses. Thanks to the campaign organised by Optometry Giving Sight, leading optical…

Photo Competition Stories: A trip to Uganda

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

The World Sight Day Photo Competitions have attracted a lot of quality submissions from around the world; each with a story to tell. Terry Cooper talks about his visit to Uganda.  A VISION2020 LINKS programme team lead by council member Clare Davey was sent to Uganda in April 2015, where they set up a diabetic retinopathy…

Photo Competition Stories: Gezaw Sheferaw

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The World Sight Day Photo Competitions have attracted a lot of quality submissions from around the world; each with a story to tell. This post is about Gezaw Sheferaw, an Ethiopian farmer with cataract in one eye. The pictures and inputs have been provided by Ulrich Eigner, on assignment with Light for the World. Thank you…

Photo Competition Stories: Eye care in Ethiopia

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB
The World Sight Day Photo Competitions have attracted a lot of quality submissions from around the world; each with a story to tell. This post is about Graham Coates' assignment with Vision Aid Overseas in Ethiopia. The pictures and inputs have been provided by Graham – Thank you Graham! Farmers waiting their turn to get their vision screened/ Photo…

Delegate Picks for the photo competition from the IAPB Council 2018

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

We asked delegates at the IAPB Council of Members 2018 (15-16 September) to pick their favourite photos from this year’s Photo Competition (which is ongoing)—and we have our picks! Delegate Pick: Professional South Sudan, Rajaf School for the blinds, 2017. A teacher and her pupils as they walk just outside their classrooms during recess. The…

WSD Photo Competition: Popular Picks At the IAPB Council

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB, with support from Bayer, is back with its fourth online photo competition on the theme “Eye Care Everywhere” ending on World Sight Day (11 October 2018). Prizes include a DSLR camera and a cash prize! Find out more at http://photocomp.iapb.org(Do use the hashtag #EyeCareEverywhere). After the immense success of our three successive photo competitions,…

#EyeCareEverywhere Photo Competition 2018 is live!

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

IAPB, with support from Bayer, is back with its fourth online photo competition on the theme “Eye Care Everywhere” ending on World Sight Day (11 October 2018). Prizes include a DSLR camera and a cash prize! Find out more at http://photocomp.iapb.org (Do use the hashtag #EyeCareEverywhere) After the immense success of our three successive photo…

Welcoming 2018 at Seeing is Believing

Project Officer, Seeing is Believing
Organisation: IAPB

2017 was an exciting year for Seeing is Believing (SiB).  As of December 2017, there are 49 active projects in 27 countries. Highlights from 2017 included the successful close out of some of our large East Africa Child Eye Health consortium projects, click here to find out the impact they had. We have now implemented 167 eye…

World Sight Day 2017 Activities Report is live

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB
The World Sight Day 2017 Activities Report is live! Compared to previous years the report is much bigger, pointing to the growing importance of eye health and World Sight Day. The hunt Putting together the report has been a long yet exhilarating experience (especially when finding events from places we haven’t before). We collated information…

Goroka Eye Clinic Operating Theatre Launch

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Kudos to the team at CBM in Papua New Guinea who launched the Goroka Hospital Eye Clinic Operating Theatre on World Sight Day. Pictured here is Dr Geoffrey Wabulembo speaking at the launch. The event was funded by the hospital – another example of well-forged partnerships in action.

#MakeVisionCount Photo Competition winners announced

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

We are delighted to announce the winners of the #MakeVisionCount Photo Competition. The third World Sight Day photo competition has been a great success with 1100 photo submissions uploaded from 90 countries. Winner – Professional Category:  Visually impaired child learning to write by Ramon Castillo. Runners-up – Professional Category:  Let take care, for more smile by…

Vision Atlas: Shanghai Eye Disease Treatment and Prevention Centre Highlights Myopia

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

With Vision Atlas launches taking place across the Western Pacific Region, the team from Shanghai Eye Disease Treatment and Prevention Centre (SEDTPC) decided this was a great opportunity to highlight the growing burden of myopia in China. Dr Jianfeng Zhu, Director of Division of Preventive Ophthalmology noted how pleasing it is to see that the…

Fiji, PNG and Tonga launch Vision Atlas

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Across the South Pacific, members of the eye health fraternity have taken the opportunity of this year’s World Sight Day – Make Vision Count – to launch the Vision Atlas. As a repository of data and advocacy tool the Atlas is particularly important in these far-flung, often remote island nations. Sister Savelina, Diabetic Retinopathy Nurse…

Australians encouraged to think of their sight on World Sight Day

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

This World Sight Day, Vision 2020 Australia is asking Australians to think about their eye health and look after their sight. CEO of Vision 2020 Australia, Carla Northam says “This year’s World Sight Day provides us with a fantastic opportunity to showcase how we are making vision count in Australia and across the world.” From…