One Size Does Not Fit All: Maximizing Diabetic Retinopathy Visual Impairment Control through Diversified Approaches

On World Diabetes Day, Sare Safi (Researcher, Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran), Dr Seyed-Farzad Mohammadi (Associate Scientist, Translational Ophthalmology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences) and Dr Hamid Ahmadieh (Professor of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran) on maximizing Diabetic Retinopathy Visual Impairment Control through…

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…

Designing a blindness survey for Afghanistan – RAAB in Kabul

IAPB South East Asia Regional Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

HealthNET TPO, a Netherlands-based INGO, supporting Ministry of Public Health, Afghanistan recently requested that I visit Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, to help design a vision impairment survey based on the RAAB survey methodology. Afghanistan is a land-locked mountainous country with an estimated population of 31 million (74% rural), where more than a third of…

Al Basar Marks 25 Years in Sudan

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

On 5th April, 2018, Al Basar International Foundation (BIF) celebrated their 25th year anniversary  in Sudan. This coincided with the integration of the newly built Khartoum Ophthalmic Technical College as well as the graduation of the 9th batch of graduates. These events were attended by key government officials as well as representatives from international NGOs.…

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…

Project to tackle Trachoma in Pakistan

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

A new project to stop the spread of the painful, blinding eye-infection trachoma was launched in Pakistan. CBM will train and support over 3000 community health workers to distribute trachoma medication directly to people’s homes. Because trachoma is highly infectious, easily passed between family members through physical contact, it is vital that whole communities are…

IAPB Regional Chair Nominees finalised

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Seven nominees including three incumbents have been nominated for Regional Chair positions across IAPB’s seven regions. For two regions, Africa and Western Pacific, regional elections were held to choose the preferred candidate among the nominees. Here is the list of Regional Chair nominees who will be formally appointed as Chairs for the seven regions at the…

Nominations announced for IAPB Regional Chairs

Seven new candidates and three incumbents responded to the call for nominations for Regional Chairs across IAPB’s seven regions. In two regions, Africa and Western Pacific, regional elections will be held to choose the preferred candidate among the nominees. In the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and South East Asia the incumbent chairs stood for another term,…

Request for Proposals to Host 11th General Assembly in 2020

Every four years IAPB holds its General Assembly, landmark events discussing progress in the fight against avoidable blindness and visual impairment. The first Assembly took place in the United Kingdom back in 1978 and the event has since touched on every region, with this year’s 10th General Assembly taking place in Durban, South Africa. Being…

Nominations open for IAPB Regional Chairs

IAPB is now accepting nominations for Regional Chairs across its seven regions, to start their term at the 10th General Assembly in Durban, 27-30 October 2016. Regional Chairs are voluntary positions leading IAPB’s regional activities. Regional Chairs also serve as Trustees on the IAPB Board. Read a full role description: in Word or PDF. For the…

LCIF looking for a Regional Program Specialist

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is looking for a bilingual Regional Program Specialist for their Sight Programs department.  This post will analyze SightFirst grant requests from Africa and the Middle East, monitor and evaluate approved SightFirst projects, and attend regional and global blindness prevention meetings. The successful candidate will serve as the primary liaison…

Carl Zeiss Supported Centre in Sudan

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

During the IAPB Board of Trustees meeting in Dubai, HRH Prince Abdulaziz Ahmad Abdulaziz Al Saud, Chairman and Founder of Prevention of Blindness Union (PBU) and Bob McMullan, President, IAPB signed an MoU with Carl Zeiss Meditec AG for providing much-needed eye care equipment in Sudan. The USD 100,000 donation from Carl Zeiss will add one…