Healthcare, Disability and Poverty – End the Cycle

September 30th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Disability, Videos

Poverty and disability go hand in hand creating a cycle that’s hard to escape. Extreme poverty causes disability through factors like lack of access to good nutrition, adequate health care, clean water, or through unsafe working conditions. Disability can contribute to poverty through discrimination and attitudinal barriers. A person with disability is less likely to…Continue reading: Healthcare, Disability and Poverty – End the Cycle »

IAPB Council of Members Meeting 2013

September 27th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, IAPB Council of Members Meeting

IAPB’s 2013 Council of Members meetings took place from 14-17 September in Brighton, UK. With close to 150 delegates from 70 organisations worldwide attending, the event saw a significant increase in participation compared to previous Council meetings. Alessandro Di Capua has written an informative blog post which provides a great overview of the meeting. Alessandro reports the…Continue reading: IAPB Council of Members Meeting 2013 »

Cambodia: Integrating Primary Eye Health

September 12th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cambodia, WHO, Workshops

Cambodia’s National Program for Eye Health hosted a two-day workshop in Phnom Penh on September 10 and 11 to discuss ways to better integrate eye care with primary health. The workshop was co-hosted by the World Health Organisation and included senior representatives from all of the provincial health departments, as well as several NGOs.  …Continue reading: Cambodia: Integrating Primary Eye Health »

Translating Research for Policy

September 2nd, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Research

Research and innovation plays a critical role in any work to improve health outcomes and reduce poverty. However, unfortunately, good research rarely guides improvements in policy and practice. This gap between research and practice has long been recognised as a challenge in health and development. Innovations are often being tested and documented for eye health, but…Continue reading: Translating Research for Policy »