Community Eye Health Courses by LV Prasad Eye Institute

Communications Coordinator
Organisation: IAPB

The LV Prasad Eye Institute is offering two courses in Community Eye Health to train human resources in Community Eye Care. 1) Certificate course in Community Eye Health (4 weeks): This programme is scheduled from 14th November (Monday) to 10th December (Saturday) 2016. The classes will be conducted at the LVPEI Gullapalli Pratibha Rao campus,…

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…

Sight for Life Walkers to start 17-day walk across Sri Lanka

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Walk for Sight organised by Sight for Life is a 330 kilometre walk from Batticaloa to Colombo, in Sri Lanka. The walk takes place over 17 days, starting from 26th of November, 2015 passing through cities and villages in the country to raise funds and awareness to combat needless blindness. The volunteers will stop at eye clinics and…

National consultation for developing country eye health action plan

Communications Officer
Organisation: IAPB

National consultation for developing country eye health action plan 29 & 30 October, 2015, New Delhi The sixty-sixth World Health Assembly’s (WHA 66.4) resolution in year 2013 was towards universal eye health – a global action plan (GAP) 2014-2019. At the national level, a meeting held in November 2014 at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad was for…

Jobs: Communications Officers

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

IAPB is looking to hire two Communications Officers – Design and UI – with excellent Communications skills in Hyderabad, India. We will be setting up a new office in Hyderabad and the Officers will work with the Communications Manager to deliver IAPB’s Communications strategy. We will be working on new web properties (websites, microsites, social)…

2013 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award

Communications Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, was nominated by The Cornea Society to receive the 2013 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) annual meeting.   Dr. Rao completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, followed by a cornea fellowship at Tufts University. He then moved to…