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…

Noor Dubai Foundation to hold Art 4 Sight auction

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 Dubai, UAE: As part of this year’s World Sight Day activities, the Noor Dubai Foundation will raise funds to support those in need of free eye treatments. The Foundation launched the “Art 4 Sight” charity art auction to support its local and global programmes that are focused on the prevention of blindness. This year’s event…

World Sight Day to be celebrated in 100 Italian cities

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

Ophthalmic prevention is lighting up all over Italy for World Sight Day that will be celebrated on October 12th.  About 100 Italian cities will participate in many free initiatives: leaflets and gadgets will be distributed to everybody and free eye check-ups will be performed in more than 30 cities. A series of public meetings with…

Vision Aid Overseas World Sight Day Campaign

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

With 90% of the world’s visually impaired people living in developing countries like Ghana, Sierra Leone, Zambia and Ethiopia, eye care charity Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) is calling on eye care practitioners across the UK to Make Vision Count this October by registering to support the Vision Aid Overseas World Sight Day Campaign 2017. Sarah…

IAPB Board meetings in Dubai

Director of Development
Organisation: IAPB

The recent Board meetings were organised in Dubai with unstinting support from HRH Prince Abdulaziz Al Saud, Dr Alamuddin and the very professional IAPB EMR team. IAPB is sincerely grateful for their generosity. The first Board meetings of 2015 concluded last month mark some crucial milestones for IAPB. They are the first set of meetings…

Bayer HealthCare Supports World Sight Day Event

Global Advocacy
Organisation: Bayer

On October 9, Bayer colleagues worldwide came together to support World Sight Day (WSD) – an international day to promote awareness of avoidable blindness and its prevention – with various activities. About 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. About 90 percent of those affected live in developing countries. Preventable causes are as high as…

Bob McMullan on the IAPB WSD14 Event – and the future

President
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

My first response to the proceedings on World Sight Day in Mexico is one of gratitude. Gratitude to the organisers, of course, but also to the many government, professional and NGO representatives who made it so successful. What did we learn? First: that with the cooperation of the range of professional eye health bodies and…

VISION 2020 Latin America meeting, Mexico City

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

As we get ready for the World Sight Day Gala event in Mexico City tomorrow, here are a bunch of pre-meetings and interviews going on. These are pictures from the VISION 2020 Latin America meeting that will see almost all Latin American countries represented here. With Ecuador being declared Onchocerciasis free, among other achievements, and…