11 April 2016
IAPB’s 10th General Assembly, the premier global event discussing public health issues related to blindness and visual impairment, is delighted to announce another Programme Partner – CBM. As Programme Partner, CBM will be presenting a course on ‘Inclusive Eye Health’ as part of the 10GA Scientific Programme. Women and men, boys and girls with disability, including those with vision impairment,
Read more IAPB/VISION 2020: 10GA Programme Partner – CBM
30 March 2016
The Eye Health Heroes 2016 initiative will recognise and celebrate frontline staff whose work in the field and engagement with the community makes a real difference in restoring sight.
Read more IAPB and L’OCCITANE Foundation announce ‘Eye Health Heroes’ 2016
21 March 2016
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020
The Abstract submission deadline for IAPB 10GA has been extended by one month–the new deadline is 25 April 2015. All those struggling for time to submit your abstracts, now have the opportunity to do so. The Programme Committee welcomes abstract submissions that are methodologically sound and add to the sector’s knowledge, from every eye care professional. Do send in your
Read more IAPB 10GA: Abstract submission deadline extended
1 March 2016
World Sight day 2015 saw an increased number of events across the globe. Participation was high both online and offline.
Read more IAPB: World Sight Day Activities Report 2015
22 February 2016
One month to go… Abstract submissions for free paper and poster presentations will be closing on 25th March 2016. The 10GA is the only conference in the blindness prevention sector that caters to every eye care professional and every aspect of eye care–clinical, service delivery, planning and management, training, and research. The 10GA Programme reflects the broad diversity of
Read more IAPB 10GA: Programme and free papers
10 February 2016
Source: WHO, IAPB, VISION 2020
The WHO has launched a survey on the top 50 technologies people need worldwide to improve their lives. The World Health Organization has launched a survey to identify the 50 top technologies people need worldwide to improve their lives. The survey will use the information gathered to build the WHO Priority Assistive Products List (APL). The tool will set the standard for the
Read more WHO top 50 technologies: Take Survey
26 January 2016
Arclight, a low-cost, solar-powered ophthalmoscope aimed at helping health workers in low-income countries detect signs of blindness will be launched at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine later today.
Read more IAPB: Pioneering New Eye & Ear Instrument for Low-Income Countries
11 December 2015
Source: IAPB, WHO
Join IAPB in celebrating and promoting the second Universal Health Coverage Day (#HealthForAll) on 12th December. Universal health coverage is of such importance as it is grounded in rights and thus responsibility of governments to uphold them, in strengthening health systems, and in improving health promotion and health services of all people particularly those otherwise unable to pay for health care
Read more IAPB: Universal Health Coverage, Eye Health and Accountability
8 October 2015
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and many eye care organisations, professionals, beneficiaries and supporting public will be celebrating World Sight Day (WSD) today.
Read more World Sight Day