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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Brien Holden Vision Institute: The impact of Myopia throughout the developing world

2 May 2019
Source: IAPB/Brien Holden Institute

Approximately half of the world’s population, including children, live in towns and cities; by 2050, nearly 70% will live in urban areas. The urban landscape dominated by concentrated areas of high-rise, high-density buildings with proximity to services and industries is not only powering the economic engine of nations but transforming the way our children see the world. The ‘average’ child

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IAPB and Partners Focus on Glaucoma

25 February 2019

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH), with support from Allergan, launch “Focus On: Glaucoma”, a new initiative to mark World Glaucoma Week 2019. This World Glaucoma Week (10-16 March, 2019) IAPB is partnering with international organizations and experts in glaucoma care to draw a

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IAPB: A new global data project on human tissue use in corneal transplantation

14 February 2019
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The Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations (GAEBA) announces a long-term project to capture annual data on corneal transplants, corneal donations and tissue movement across countries – with other data sets potentially to follow. “Right now, we do not have access to global rates regarding corneal transplantation, donation or utility” says GAEBA Representative, Dr. Graeme Pollock. “This means the sector,

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IAPB: Tele-Ophthalmology and Artificial Intelligence Conference Proceedings: Videos

24 January 2019
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On April 6, 2018 in New York City, the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia  University Medical Center hosted an inaugural Tele-Ophthalmology and Artificial Intelligence Conference. Speakers for the event hailed from the UK, the USA, Brazil, Canada and India. Presentations were divided into six sessions: • An Introduction to Tele-Medicine and Tele-Ophthalmology, • Research and Advances in Tele-Retina

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