Community Eye Health Journal launches new website

August 26th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog

The website for the Community Eye Health Journal has been redesigned and developed to make it easier to use. Regular news & notices will keep readers up-to-date with the latest educational opportunities and resources. The new Topics section will help you find the content you’re interested in more easily and an expanded Useful resources section…Continue reading: Community Eye Health Journal launches new website »

World Health Assembly calls for better health care for people with disabilities

August 22nd, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Disability, WHO

WHO acknowledges that people with disabilities face widespread barriers in accessing services, such as those for health care (including rehabilitation), education, transport and employment. In May 2013, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution calling on member states to: make all mainstream health services inclusive of people with disabilities provide more support to informal caregivers…Continue reading: World Health Assembly calls for better health care for people with disabilities »

Eye Health Leaders 2013

August 20th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog

IAPB celebrates the next generation of leaders in eye health Supported by The Eye Health Leaders 2013 is a celebration of eye health professionals with the vision and potential to lead the eye health sector in the future, culminating in a ceremony at the IAPB Council of Members 2013. The people identified by IAPB member…Continue reading: Eye Health Leaders 2013 »

National Plans for Eye Health: Ten tips for getting your plan right

August 20th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, National Planning

“Sound health policies at the national level matter most.” That’s what WHO Director General Margaret Chan told the World Health Assembly in May 2013.   According to the Global Action Plan: Towards Universal Eye Health, the development and implementation of national policies and plans for the prevention of avoidable visual impairment remain the cornerstone of…Continue reading: National Plans for Eye Health: Ten tips for getting your plan right »

Sight Saving Month in the Philippines

August 12th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Philippines

Happy Sight Saving Month

Every August the Philippines’ celebrates “Sight Saving Month”. Sight Saving Month is conducted to promote better awareness for eye health and encourage Filipinos to have their eyes checked. This year’s theme is “Alagaan Ang Mata Mula Bata Hanggang Pagtanda”, which translates into “Take care of your eyes from childhood until you are old”.