The IAPB GA2020 Programme Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for Free Paper, Rapid Fire, Poster, Film and PitchNOW presentations

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20 February 2020
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 IAPB’s 2020 Global Assembly (GA2020), 12-14 October 2020 in Singapore.   2020 is a year of celebration and agenda setting in global eye health. With “Act Now” as the conference theme, the GA will celebrate the achievements of VISION 2020 and set the stage for a Decade of Action to achieve Universal Eye Health. They welcome the submission of abstracts

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IAPB Welcomes Pivotal Eye Health Resolution by WHO Executive Board

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18 February 2020
Source: IAPB

The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board approved a resolution on ‘integrated people centred eye care’ in an effort to tackle the rising numbers of people living with vision impairment and blindness. The WHO Executive Board resolution notes that 2.2 billion people are living with blindness or vision impairment, of which at least 1 billion cannot access the treatment they

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IAPB, the peak body for the global eye care sector, welcomes the approval of a World Health Assembly resolution on eye health in the year 2020

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10 February 2020
Source: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

The World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board approved a resolution on ‘integrated people centred eye care’ in an effort to tackle the rising numbers of people living with vision impairment and blindness.   The WHO Executive Board resolution notes that 2.2 billion people are living with blindness or vision impairment, of which at least 1 billion cannot access the treatment

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IAPB: What exactly is the World Report on Vision?!

22 November 2019
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The World Health Organization (WHO) launched a new report on World Sight Day this year: the World Report on Vision. The World Report on Vision provides the best available evidence on the global magnitude of eye conditions and vision impairment, takes stock of progress made and the remaining challenges facing the eye care sector, and outlines future priorities for action.

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IAPB: Don’t miss your chance to enter the #VisionFirst! Photo Competition! Entries close in only TWO days!

8 October 2019

The World Sight Day Photo competition is live. Help mark #WSD19 and draw attention to avoidable blindness and vision impairment.   We know now that 1.2 billion people don’t have access to glasses. Over 3 out of 4–more than 75%–of the world’s vision-impaired are avoidably so. The photo competition is a great tool to draw a spotlight on eye care

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World Sight Day (WSD): Photo Competition: 5 Years of Photos and Loads of Inspiration

3 October 2019

IAPB, with support from Bayer, is celebrating the fifth year of its online photo competition. This year’s theme is “Vision First!” and the competition ends on World Sight Day (10 October 2019). Prizes include a popular pick at IAPB’s Council of Members, a DSLR camera and a cash prize. Find out more at http://photocomp.iapb.org (Do use the hashtag #VisionFirst!)  Starting

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IAPB: #VisionFirst! Photo Competition

21 August 2019
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IAPB, with support from Bayer, is back with its fifth online photo competition on the theme “Vision First!” ending on World Sight Day (10 October 2019). Prizes include a DSLR camera and a cash prize! Find out more at http://photocomp.iapb.org (Do use the hashtag #VisionFirst!) Theme We know now that 1.2 billion people don’t have access to glasses. Over 3

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IAPB: The 72nd World Health Assembly – A decisive moment for the WHO, UHC and Eye Health

7 June 2019
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Report: Jessica Crofts-Lawrence, Head of Policy and Advocacy, IAPB. The World Health Assembly (WHA) is an annual gathering of all the world’s health ministers and a key opportunity for advocates to be seen and heard on their respective health issues. This year, the theme of the WHA was “Health for All” and as such there was a strong focus on

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IAPB: Ophthalmic Nurses Prepare for 2020

13 May 2019
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The World Health Organization (WHO) and International Council of Nurses announce that 2020 is the year of the Nurse and Midwife. This is to honour the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, and timed to launch the WHO State of the World Report on nurses and midwifes. The IAPB community have embraced this opportunity by preparing several new initiatives to

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