Dr John Szetu: A ‘legend’ in eye health

December 6th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Pacific Islands

After many years as director of the Pacific Eye Institute in Suva, ophthalmologist Dr John Szetu is preparing to return to the Solomon Islands. Dr Szetu has been a passionate contributor to eye health and blindness prevention in Pacific Island countries. Dr Szetu was also a co-chair for the International Agency for the Prevention of…Continue reading: Dr John Szetu: A ‘legend’ in eye health »

International Day of People with Disability

December 3rd, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Disability

December 3 is International Day of People with Disability, a day sanctioned by the United Nations to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of persons with disability and in celebrate the contributions of people with disability.┬áThe day presents an opportunity to be reminded of the key facts and issues: 22% of people in poverty in…Continue reading: International Day of People with Disability »

Diabetes in the Pacific: Early intervention can prevent or reduce vision loss

December 3rd, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetic Retinopathy, Fiji, Pacific Islands

Over 30% of the Fijian population has diabetes, and the disease is a growing problem throughout the Pacific. Dr Biu Sikivou is Associate Director of the Pacific Eye Institute in Suva, Fiji, and lead ophthalmologist of Fred Hollows Foundation NZ’s Diabetes Eye Programme. Dr Biu has been involved in work to screen people in the…Continue reading: Diabetes in the Pacific: Early intervention can prevent or reduce vision loss »