Save the Date: Tele-Ophthalmology and AI Conference 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

The Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, will be holding a Tele-Ophthalmology & Artificial Intelligence Conference in April 2018.  The conference will be held on April 6, 2018 in New York City. It will be co-chaired by Lama A. Al-Aswad, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Louis Pizzarello, MD, MPH, Clinical Professor…

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,…

Vacancies : EYElliance

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

EYElliance is looking to fill three positions: Director of Institutional Partnerships, Director of Membership and Senior Development Officer. Director of Institutional Partnerships The MD/Partnerships, a new position, will play a critical role supporting EYElliance’s expanding roster of collaborations with multi- and bilateral institutions, governments, and major INGOs including USAID, the World Bank, and UNICEF. Working…

Rotary Partners with IAPB Members to Prevent Eye Disease

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

EVANSTON, IL (August 7, 2017) — About 80 percent of the world’s 285 million visually impaired people have treatable eye diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Rotary and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) aim to promote eye health to underserved communities. Under the one-year partnership signed today by Rotary International…

First Optometry School to be established in Haiti

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

Signatories hope that the School will commence in October A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed to establish the first ever School of Optometry in Haiti. The School is a collaboration between l’Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (UEH), Brien Holden Vision Institute, Optometry Giving Sight, VOSH International and Charity Vision with support from University of Montreal. The…

2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health recipient

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

Award to be presented to Dr. John E. Crews, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health as John E. Crews, DPA, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The award will be presented at the…

CNIB launches Guide Dog Training Programme

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 26 April 2017 Volunteer Puppy Raisers Needed in Toronto, Winnipeg and Halifax The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) is beginning its 100th year with the launch of the CNIB Guide Dog Programme to raise and train guide dogs – exclusively for people with sight loss. The programme’s first two puppies have…

2017 Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award – Call for Nominations

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The National Center for Children's Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness is now accepting nominations for The Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.  The award recognizes significant efforts by an individual or group of individuals to improve public health approaches for children's vision and eye health at the state or national level.  …

Major League Baseball Players Trust and Our Children’s Vision Take Aim at Avoidable Blindness

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Major League Baseball Players Trust and Our Children’s Vision Take Aim at Avoidable Blindness Former Major Leaguers and Indiana Natives LaTroy Hawkins & Kenny Lofton to Host Free Vision Screenings in Gary, IN on World Sight Day New York, NY, Monday, October 4, 2016 … Baseball and kids are a classic combination, but what happens…

Sight: The Story of Vision – First Film Color-Adapted for the Color Blind

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Kris Koenig  Koenig Films, Inc. 1 (530) 321 7827 [email protected]   Vision Documentary First Film Ever To Be Color-Adapted For the Color Blind Koenig Films and EnChroma enable color blind people to better see film’s colors Chico, CA – September 6, 2016 – Sight: The Story of Vision, a documentary…

Optometry Giving Sight leads coalition in support of World Sight Day Challenge

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

Leading North American optometric companies, networks, schools and practices will once again join forces in a coalition led by Optometry Giving Sight in support of World Sight Day (October 13th) and the World Sight Day Challenge, which runs throughout September and October. This is the 10th year of the Challenge, which encourages all members of…

Focus on Eye Health: National Summit

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness will host the fifth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 17, 2016 at the National Press Club. The Summit will will focus on recommendations brought forth in a new Health and Medicine Division report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on Public Health Approaches to Reduce…

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

Membership Manager
Organisation: IAPB

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

Membership Manager
Organisation: IAPB

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

Membership Manager
Organisation: IAPB

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…

Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness invites applications for the Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health.
The Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health is presented annually to an individual, team, or organization that has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health related to vision and eye health at the community, state, and/or national level.

Focus on Eye Health: National Summit

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness will host the fourth annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit on June 17, 2015 at the National Press Club. The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, “Game Changers in Vision,” featuring efforts and advances that are expected to significantly change how we think about and deliver…