It’s World Diabetes Day 2018

14 November 2018
Source: IAPB

As the incidence of diabetes increases worldwide, so too will the number of people living with its complications including visual loss and blindness. The IAPB Global Compendium of Good Practice explains how we can prevent this future today. In the UK there is a comprehensive Diabetic eye screening programme for diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic eye screening is a key part of

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IAPB World Sight Day Special

11 October 2018
Source: IAPB

Happy World Sight Day! As ever, the IAPB  bring you a selection of events and activities from across the IAPB membership—pop songs(!), mascots, hashtags—as we mark the day. It’s a been a year since the IAPB Vision Atlas went live: we have some updates; and we end with WSD messages from our staff. We recorded over 600 events last year—help

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Today is World Sight Day

11 October 2018
Source: VISION 2020/IAPB

This year, the ‘Call to Action’ is #EyeCareEverywhere, let us draw attention to eye care issues so that everyone, everywhere has access to good eye health. What’s the first thing you can do? Plan for an eye examination.Look around in your family, especially for those who are vulnerable: young, school-going children, the elderly, those with diabetes. Download the WSD17 Activities

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Tomorrow is World Sight Day 2018

World Sight Day 2018 logo

10 October 2018
Source: World Sight Day

World Sight Day is the most important advocacy and communications event on the eye health calendar. It is a great time to engage with the world around us – a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam, diabetics. We have the data and evidence. We also have projections into the future–and we know things can go bad, if

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IAPB: World Sight Day 2018 (WSD18) Implementation Pack

3 October 2018
Source: IAPB

World Sight Day is the most important advocacy and communications event on the eye health calendar. It is a great time to engage with the world around us – a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam, diabetics. We have the data and evidence. We also have projections into the future–and we know things can go bad, if

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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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