Preventing ROP in Eastern Europe

President
Organisation: Eye Samaritans International

On World/Universal Children’s Day, Alan Richards, Eye Samaritans International on how they are preventing ROP in Eastern Europe… Half of the children without sight in Russia and Eastern Europe are blind because of Retinopathy of Prematurity – a treatable condition. At Eye Samaritans International, we advocate for ROP treatment in nine Eastern European countries by educating…

Tackling Diabetic Retinopathy in the occupied Palestinian territories

Lead researcher for Diabetic Retinopathy
Organisation: St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group

On World Diabetes Day, Dr Nahed Mikki, lead researcher for Diabetic Retinopathy in St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group and Marie-Claire Boyle, Communications Specialist write about their programmes tackling Diabetic Retinopathy in the occupied Palestinian territories. Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) is one of the fastest growing eye health epidemics worldwide, and poses a strategic problem…

Swiss Red Cross expands eye care network in Kyrgyzstan

International Cooperation, Communications Department
Organisation: Swiss Red Cross

Carmen Steimann, Swiss Red Cross on their eye care programme in Kyrgyzstan. Poverty can be one of the causes of blindness, as it is one of the barriers in accessing care. We at the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) are working in various countries to break this vicious circle. In 2016, we launched an eye care programme…

Vacancy: Group Operations & Senior Projects Manager (Maternity Cover)

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

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is seeking to appoint a Group Operations & Senior Projects Manager for the Disability & Eye Health Group for maternity cover. The role holder provides leadership in the project, financial, administrative, and operational activities of the Disability & Eye Health Group (DEHG) . The role holder line…

Day in the life of a Nurse Manager

It is said, that being a Nurse Manager is like living against the normal flow of the rest of the world. We have breakfast while everyone else is asleep, have lunch when everyone else is showering, and work a ten hour shift while the rest of the world is enjoying their day-off. We see people…

Jobs: Project Administrator (LSHTM)

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

The Clinical Research Department at the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are seeking to appoint a Project Administrator for the International Centre for Eye Health’s Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium project and associated work streams. The successful applicant will be responsible for providing financial, logistical and administrative support in…

IAPB Italy promotes World Glaucoma Week 2018

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

Getting your eye-sight checked regularly in order to avoid visual damage is important especially if you are at risk for glaucoma. This year 94 Italian cities have come together for World Glaucoma Week (11 to 17 March 2018), the greatest number ever, with free public initiatives. Promoted by IAPB Italy and arranged with the local…

Jobs: Director of Finance & Administration (UK)

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

Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) is seeking to appoint a new Director of Finance and Administration, who will focus on ensuring that Vision Aid Overseas has the Finance, HR, Facilities and IT services necessary to deliver its mission and achieve its strategic goals.  Reporting directly to the CEO and as part of the Senior Management Team,…

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…

LSHTM looking for a Project Coordinator

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases Salary:   £33,006 to £37,889 per annum inclusive Closing Date:   Tuesday 15 August 2017 Interview Date:   Thursday 31 August 2017  Reference:  ITD-CRD-40 Opening for a Project Coordinator to work with the Disability and Eye Health Group (DEHG).   The successful applicant will be responsible for providing proactive…

Optometry practice pledges 1% of weekly sales to Vision Aid Overseas

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 At the start of 2017, Jonathan Hall Opticians in Belfast decided to pledge 1% percent of their future weekly sales to Vision Aid Overseas. They knew they enjoyed making people’s lives better in their practice, but were looking for a way to give something back. They decided to help people who have no…

IAPB Europe Chair attending XV Congress of the Black Sea Ophthalmological Society

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

Professor János Németh, the Regional Chair of IAPB Europe is attending the XV Congress of the Black Sea Ophthalmological Society joint with the XIX Annual Meeting of the Union of Bulgarian Ophthalmologists. The Congress is being held in Sofia, from 18-21 May. He will be making a brief presentation on VISION 2020  and running a…

VFAN welcomes Tony Hulton as interim Chief Executive

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 – London, 27 April 2017: Vision for a Nation is delighted to welcome Tony Hulton as Interim Chief Executive. Tony will lead a 6-month review of the charity’s future strategy on behalf of the Board of Trustees. This will inform Vision for a Nation’s future direction and ambitious plans to scale its work…

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness seeks UK-based trustee

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness (BCPB) is seeking a UK-based trustee for its Board, preferably someone with UK voluntary sector/trustee experience.     The charity focuses on providing grants for research and training to eliminate avoidable blindness, especially in low income countries where the need is greatest.     Trustees are required to…

Pioneering Research in Rwanda’s National Eye Care Services launched

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Vision for a Nation Foundation has contracted with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to conduct a major impact evaluation of Rwanda’s national eye care services.
This first-of-its-kind study will focus on the primary eye care services that are now provided at every one of Rwanda’s 502 health centres as a result of the charity’s support. The research is being funded by UBS Optimus Foundation with results to be published in 2017 and 2018.

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…