IAPB: How do we make sure we leave no one behind?

23 August 2018
Source: IAPB

The Sustainable Development Goals aim to leave no one behind, We are all working to reduce visual impairment, but do we know if some people are being left behind? by Jacqueline Ramke and Allen Foster. If we do outreach, are we sure we are reaching all the people who need services? In this blog we discuss some challenges we must

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IAPB Vacancy: Campaign Manager for Our Children’s Vision (UK)

14 August 2018
Source: IAPB

Job: Campaign Manager for Our Children’s Vision – UK, Ireland and Northern Europe  Location: Based with Vision Aid Overseas, Crawley, West Sussex (with some home-working possible) Full-time, initial one-year contract (with probable extension to two) Competitive salary, some national and international travel required The Role Our Children’s Vision has been gaining momentum over the last few years, with the total

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Saying Goodbye – Changes at IAPB

1 August 2018
Source: IAPB

IAPB will be saying goodbye to two of our colleagues this month. Johannes Trimmel, IAPB’s Director, Policy and Advocacy has accepted a new position as the Director of a new programme on Disability Inclusive Development at Sightsavers. John Trevelyan, IAPB’s Fundraising and Partnerships Development Manager will be retiring after seven years at IAPB. Johannes will be heading a new programme

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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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