Australia: Parliamentarians gather to look at eye health

March 20th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Australia, Blog

The Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care dinner was held at Parliament House in Canberra on Monday 17 March, 2014. The dinner was a great success with 102 attendees including parliamentarians, advisers, government officials and representatives from eye health and vision care sector. The dinner was organised by Vision 2020 Australia, the national…Continue reading: Australia: Parliamentarians gather to look at eye health »

Pacific Islands: Postgraduate programs in eye care now open

March 13th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Diabetic Retinopathy, Fiji, Kitbati, Pacific Islands, Refractive errors, Training, Universal Eye Health

The Pacific Eye Institute located in Suva, Fiji is the Pacific region’s leading training facility for eye health professionals. Postgraduate students are trained specifically to provide eye care in Pacific conditions. All course qualifications are awarded by the Fiji National University. Applications for the 2015 Postgraduate courses in Eye Care (for nurses and vision technicians)…Continue reading: Pacific Islands: Postgraduate programs in eye care now open »

Gender: Workshop in PNG

March 12th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Gender, Papua New Guinea, Universal Eye Health, Workshops

On 11 March, more than 30 ophthalmic clinicians and eye care workers from Papua New Guinea took part in a workshop to look at gender sensitive eye care delivery. Participants looked at the concepts of “sex and gender” and “gender equality and gender equity” and discussed ways to relate these concepts to their daily work.…Continue reading: Gender: Workshop in PNG »