IAPB’s 9th General Assembly

September 29th, 2012 posted by IAPB in Blog, IAPB 9GA

More than 1500 delegates representing eye care professionals, researchers, government, civil society and industry met in Hyderabad in September for the IAPB’s 9th General Assembly. The Assembly entitled “Eye Health: Everyone’s Business” looked at current challenges in the eye health sector. Over the course of the Assembly delegates were given the opportunity to contribute to…Continue reading: IAPB’s 9th General Assembly »

National Workshop for Prevention of Blindness Planning held in Lao

September 27th, 2012 posted by IAPB in Blog, Lao PDR

In early September, a two-day meeting was held in Vientiane to develop and finalise a previously unfinished national action plan for eye health in Lao PDR. The meeting was hosted by WHO, IAPB and the Ministry of Health. More than 50 representatives attended, from all 17 provinces, as well as guests from international organisations. Lao…Continue reading: National Workshop for Prevention of Blindness Planning held in Lao »

3rd Annual Session: NGDO NTD Network (Sydney)

September 7th, 2012 posted by IAPB in Blog, Negelcted Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Trachoma

The 3rd Annual Session of the NGDO NTD Network (NNN), a global forum on the control of neglected tropical diseases such as trachoma and onchocerciasis, was hosted by The Fred Hollows Foundation 4-6 September 2012 in Sydney, Australia. One-sixth of the world’s population, 1.4 billion people, suffer from one or more neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)—’neglected’…Continue reading: 3rd Annual Session: NGDO NTD Network (Sydney) »