Tag: Advocacy

Council of Members Experience

Policy & Advocacy Officer
Organisation: IAPB

Since starting my career at IAPB, I have felt incredibly blessed and welcomed into the eye health community. Despite, having some background in this sector following an internship at the World Health Organization, my knowledge was very limited. Everyone I spoke to taught me something new and I am getting a clearer picture of public…

Revolutionizing Access to Glasses within Assistive Technology — session at the Council

IAPB Advocacy Manager
Organisation: IAPB

Set against a backdrop of coalescing opportunities to change the lives of the billion plus people affected by uncorrected vision, I hosted a session focused on driving access and affordability of glasses at IAPB’s Council of Members. With new sets of actors within the eye health landscape, the publication of the WHO’s World Report on…

Vision Screenings at the UN Secretariat

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

IAPB, and IAPB members Clearly, OneSight, Sightsavers, The Fred Hollows Foundation, VisionSpring, and The Vision Council came together to organize an eye exhibition and vision screenings at the UN Secretariat Lobby under the umbrella of UN Friends of Vision yesterday (21 November). This was an opportunity to raise the profile of the important issue of…

Onchocerciasis Advocacy Document

For over 40 years, a large global partnership has been battling river blindness (the medical term is onchocerciasis), one of the most devastating of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Huge progress has been made to control the disease; however, it remains among the most prevalent of the NTDs and continues to cause visual impairment, blindness…