LCIF visit Philippines to monitor Sight First Grants

May 28th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Philippines

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) officials Prof. Jill Keeffe, LCIF technical advisor and Gina Prendki, regional program specialist, SightFirst Grants recently visited the Philippines to monitor on-going LCIF projects. The following projects were visited: • East Avenue Medical Center Childhood Blindness Center hosted by district governor Gil Mostoles, of Dist. 301-D1; • District 301-D1 Childhood…Continue reading: LCIF visit Philippines to monitor Sight First Grants »

Action Plan for Universal Eye Health Adopted by the WHA

May 23rd, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, WHO

Delegates of the 66th World Health Assembly this week approved the draft resolution “Towards universal eye health: a global action plan 2014-2019” and endorsed the global action plan for avoidable blindness and vision impairment. The plan aims to further improve eye health, reduce avoidable visual impairment and secure access to rehabilitation services for the visually…Continue reading: Action Plan for Universal Eye Health Adopted by the WHA »

New version of World Health Statistics released

May 16th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, WHO

World Health Statistics is the World Health Organization’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. This year, it also includes highlight summaries on current trends in official development assistance (ODA) for health. Download…Continue reading: New version of World Health Statistics released »

Seeing is Believing

May 15th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Funding

Do you have the next breakthrough in eye health innovation? Seeing is Believing is providing US$3mn fund to support innovation in eye health. In 1999, VISION 2020, the global campaign to eliminate avoidable blindness, was launched, and since then there has been significant progress in the field of eye care.  Innovation has been central to…Continue reading: Seeing is Believing »

RANZCO Congress Scholarships

May 15th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Training

Applications are NOW OPEN for the RANZCO Congress International Scholarship Program.  Ophthalmologists and doctors are invited to apply for the opportunity to attend the 45th RANZCO Annual Scientific Congress in Hobart 2-6 November 2013 on a full scholarship. Preference will be given to applicants who have not benefited from a RANZCO scholarship in the past. Applicants from…Continue reading: RANZCO Congress Scholarships »

Western Pacific Member States draft a regional plan for eye health

May 9th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a regional consultation this week to develop a Regional Action Plan (RAP) on Blindness and Visual Impairment for the Western Pacific Region. Held in Manila, the three-day meeting determined regional priorities for efforts to prevent avoidable blindness, and was the first meeting of its kind for the Region. The…Continue reading: Western Pacific Member States draft a regional plan for eye health »

Western Pacific Member States meet to develop plan for blindness prevention

May 7th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Philippines, WHO

Delegates of the Regional Action Plan Meeting in ManilaWHO is hosting a regional consultation to develop a Regional Action Plan on Blindness and Visual Impairment for the Western Pacific Region this week. The three-day meeting will determine national and regional priorities for efforts to prevent avoidable blindness, and is in response to the draft global action plan, which will be tabled at the World Health Assembly later this month.

Action Plan for NCDs

May 3rd, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog

A global plan for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) will be put forward for endorsement at the 66th World Health Assembly from 20-28 May 2013 in Geneva. The upcoming World Health Assembly is shaping up to be a defining moment in the global NCD response. According to the World Health Organization, NCDs such as heart disease, stroke, cancer,…Continue reading: Action Plan for NCDs »

NGO Diabetic Retinopathy Meeting held in Bangkok

May 2nd, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog

An international meeting of NGOs was held in Bangkok in April to discuss program responses to Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). The meeting was co-hosted by the Fred Hollows Foundation and Helen Keller International. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition in which the retina is damaged by high blood sugar levels (and their fluctuation) due to diabetes. It…Continue reading: NGO Diabetic Retinopathy Meeting held in Bangkok »