Stakeholders in the Pacific come together to discuss Diabetic Retinopthy and Trachoma

July 30th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetic Retinopathy, Pacific Islands, Trachoma

The IAPB Western Pacific Region, in collaboration with The Fred Hollows Foundation Australia, held a two day Regional meeting in Fiji in July to discuss two Vision 2020 priority diseases: Trachoma and Diabetic Retinopathy. The meeting was highly successful and collaborative – a great example of regional partners coming together, sharing lessons learned and deliberating…Continue reading: Stakeholders in the Pacific come together to discuss Diabetic Retinopthy and Trachoma »

Australia strengthens commitment to disability inclusion

July 29th, 2013 posted by IAPB in AusAID, Blog, Disability

Australia’s Prime Minister this week announced plans to appoint an Ambassador for Disability Inclusive Development. The announcement is a sign of Australia’s strong commitment to disability inclusion and to ensuring the rights of people living with a disability are considered in aid and development programs. You can view the media release from AusAID and YouTube…Continue reading: Australia strengthens commitment to disability inclusion »

China: NGO Forum calls for greater integration and collaboration to end avoidable blindness

July 24th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, China

The northern city of Shenyang hosted China’s annual forum for eye health NGOs and the government on 12 and 13 July 2013. Organized by IAPB and China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC, formerly the Ministry of Health or MoH), the forum was sponsored by He Eye Care System and held on campus at…Continue reading: China: NGO Forum calls for greater integration and collaboration to end avoidable blindness »

AusAID commits to treating avoidable blindness in the Pacific

July 24th, 2013 posted by IAPB in AusAID, Blog, Pacific Islands

Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, and Minister for International Development, Melissa Parke, today announced Australia would help support 8,000 operations to restore the sight of people in the Pacific. ‘This is an area where Australian aid is making a real difference to people’s lives and the prosperity of communities in our region,’ Senator Carr said.…Continue reading: AusAID commits to treating avoidable blindness in the Pacific »

The Fred Hollows Foundation invites proposals for its 2013-2015 Research program

July 18th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Funding

The Fred Hollows Foundation invites proposals for its 2013-2015 Research program from qualified individuals, institutions, organisations or consortia, seeking to undertake commissioned research on specific initiatives that will advance The Foundation’s goal of ending avoidable blindness and improving the health of Indigenous Australians. All proposals must closely align with The Foundation’s priority areas including trachoma,…Continue reading: The Fred Hollows Foundation invites proposals for its 2013-2015 Research program »

10th Pacific Island Health Ministers’ Meeting

July 10th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Pacific Islands, WHO

Komal Ram, Regional Project Manager IAPB WPR, attended the 10th Pacific Island Health Ministers’ Meeting in Apia, Samoa held on 2 – 4 July. The meeting focused on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and touched on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as well as the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). Ministers agreed on the importance of effective multisectoral actions…Continue reading: 10th Pacific Island Health Ministers’ Meeting »