IAPB: Global eyecare community unveil agreement for use of eye tissue

15 June 2018
Source: IAPB

  Press Release Barcelona Thursday 14th June 2018: Yesterday, IAPB unveiled the world’s first global Agreement on the use of donated human tissue for ocular transplantation, research, and future technologies. Named Barcelona Principles, the launch took place at an event hosted by Agreement Partners – including the IAPB, and local hosts – Centro de Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre and Barcelona Tissue Bank.) in the presence of representatives of the Catalan Government. See the

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IPAB Vacancy: Group Operations & Senior Projects Manager (Maternity Cover)

4 June 2018
Source: IAPB

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is seeking to appoint a Group Operations & Senior Projects Manager for the Disability & Eye Health Group for maternity cover. The role holder provides leadership in the project, financial, administrative, and operational activities of the Disability & Eye Health Group (DEHG) . The role holder line manages the Professional Services Team

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The call to action for #WorldSightDay 2018 has been announced: #EyecareEveryWhere!

1 May 2018
Source: IAPB

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2018 is on 11 October 2018. 2018 is the sixth year of the WHO Global Action Plan and IAPB encourages our members and partners to continue with our rolling theme:   Universal Eye Health This year, the

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IAPB: Promoting the Rights of Assistance Dog Users

25 April 2018
Source: IAPB

Celebrating International Guide Dog Day 2018.   Losing one’s sight is certainly a life-changing event. But those fortunate enough to be paired with a guide dog usually say that is the greatest benefit they can have, short of regaining their sight.  A guide dog gives them back their independence, enabling them to get out and about anywhere a sighted person can go. 

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IAPB has a new CEO

26 March 2018
Source: IAPB

IAPB announces their new Chief Executive: Peter Holland.  Peter is currently CEO of the OPM group and has worked with UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth office, NHS and RNIB in the past. Peter will begin with IAPB from 8 May 2018 (he will be an observer at the upcoming IAPB board meetings) For the full story please go to the IAPB

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Vision for the Commonwealth

9 March 2018
Source: IAPB

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will take place this April in the United Kingdom. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has been working for the last few months with Sightsavers, the Fred Hollows Foundation, the International Coalition for Trachoma Control, Clearly and Peek Vision to initiate Vision for the Commonwealth. Vision for the Commonwealth is an advocacy initiative

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IAPB: Visual Rehabilitation – an integral part of eye care

7 February 2018
Source: IAPB

Low vision and blindness have profound effects on people’s psychological and social  wellbeing – people are often left feeling depressed, frustrated and even worthless. Many people who are visually impaired struggle to participate in school, work or their community, and may end up isolated and driven into poverty. So what is to be done for people with incurable sight loss? Provision

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IAPB Vision Atlas

13 December 2017
Source: IAPB

Today, the world is populated by hundreds of millions of people who are unnecessarily blind or visually impaired from causes that are treatable or preventable. Proven and highly cost-effective solutions exist but have not been taken to scale – a shameful social injustice. It is our intention and hope that the IAPB Vision Atlas will become a powerful tool in the fight to redress

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IAPB Vacancy: CEO

16 November 2017
Source: IAPB

IAPB are looking to hire a new CEO. Would you like to use your strong leadership, strategic and communication skills to lead a global alliance of over 140 organisations developing a plan of action to eliminate preventable blindness worldwide? The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness is an alliance of over 140 civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies

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IAPB: The Future Of Eye Care In A Changing World–Call For Papers

3 November 2017
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization has recently released a call for papers for a special theme issue on vision, and we want to make sure that everyone knows about it. The Bulletin is one of the world’s leading public health journals. It is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal with a focus on developing countries. For the full story please click HERE

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