8 March 2020
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day has occurred for well over a century, with the first International Women’s Day (IWD) born out of labour movements in 1911. Since then, IWD has grown in reach and is now a central point for action to build support
Read more Happy International Women’s Day 2020!
20 February 2020
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
Read more The IAPB GA2020 Programme Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for Free Paper, Rapid Fire, Poster, Film and PitchNOW presentations
18 February 2020
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
Read more IAPB Welcomes Pivotal Eye Health Resolution by WHO Executive Board
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
Read more 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
22 November 2019
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.
Read more IAPB: What exactly is the World Report on Vision?!
17 October 2019
The winners of the 2019 VisionFirst! Photo Competition have been announced 1 winner each and 5 runners-up each in two categories: Professional and Amateur. Each entry tells a story about eye care, its need and its delivery across the world. See the winners on the IAPB website here
Read more IAPB: Winners of the #VisionFirst Photo Competition
21 August 2019
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
Read more IAPB: #VisionFirst! Photo Competition