Zeiss: The Global Vision Crisis

11 October 2018
Source: Zeiss

The global vision crisis is one of the world’s most pressing health issues with around 2.5 billion people having no access to an optician or ophthalmologist. Those living with impaired vision suffer consequences that effect their work, education and quality of life. While there are initiatives to fight avoidable blindness – like the ZEISS supported World Health Organizations Vision 2020

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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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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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IAPB Vision Atlas: Key Messages

21 September 2017
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020

What will the Vision Atlas have on WSD? The IAPB Vision Atlas will be revised with the latest data and projections on World Sight Day this year (12 October 2017). The updated Atlas will include the latest blindness and visual impairment prevalence data (2015) along with the main causes. The Atlas will also include updated data on the progress towards the Global Action Plan,

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IAPB Vision Atlas: Universal Eye Health and the Sustainable Development Goals

10 January 2017
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs ) – or Global Goals – to stimulate action over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance for humanity and the planet. These 17 goals and their 169 targets don’t just aim to complete the work of the Millennium Development Goals but envision transformational change

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IAPB Awards honour collaboration and contributions to eye care

28 October 2016

The late Prof Brien Holden, founder of the Brien Holden Vision Institute and an extraordinary champion for eye health and optometry services worldwide, was posthumously given the IAPB ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award at a glittering ceremony to mark the opening of the IAPB 10th General Assembly at the Durban International Convention Centre in South Africa. The International Agency for the Prevention

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Call for Projects by L’OCCITANE Foundation

25 August 2016
Source: IAPB

The L’OCCITANE Foundation launches a call for projects, in partnership with IAPB With its programme UNION FOR VISION, the L’OCCITANE Foundation is focusing on prevention and treatments, in order to give access to quality eye care services at an international level. To date, more than 2 million people have received eye care thanks to the L’OCCITANE Foundation’s support around the

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IAPB 10GA: Abstract submission deadline extended

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

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