Highlights of the 67th World Health Assembly

May 27th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Disability, Funding, Universal Eye Health, WHO

Last week the 67th World Health Assembly was held in Geneva from 19-24 May.  Here are a few of the highlights: The first global plan to end preventable newborn deaths was passed. A pooled fund for research and development was established, to target diseases that largely affect developing countries but are often neglected, such as…Continue reading: Highlights of the 67th World Health Assembly »

WHO: Member States meet in Geneva to discuss disability and NCDs

May 20th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Universal Eye Health, WHO

The World Health Assembly (WHA) meets this week in Geneva for meetings until 24 May. Among are a range of issues on the agenda this year is a new plan for disability and strategies to prevent and control non-communicable disease (NCD). The NCD Alliance has developed briefing material, with key messages and recommendations for the upcoming WHA and other…Continue reading: WHO: Member States meet in Geneva to discuss disability and NCDs »

China: Government-NGO Forum on Blindness Prevention

May 20th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, China, Conferences & Events, Universal Eye Health

China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) and NGOs came together in Kunming to discuss eye health for an annual Coordination Meeting on 13 May. Senior government officials from the NHFPC, including the National Institute of Hospital Administration and provincial authorities in Yunnan, called for increased activity and collaboration to prevent avoidable blindness in…Continue reading: China: Government-NGO Forum on Blindness Prevention »

Micronesia: Ophthalmic Equipment Installed at Pohnpei Hospital

May 9th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Federated States of Micronesia, Philippines

IAPB travelled to Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in late April as part of a visit arranged with the SightFirst Eye Care Development Program Lions Multiple District 301-D2 in the Philippines. The main purpose of the visit was to install new ophthalmic equipment at Pohnpei State Hospital and provide orientation and training…Continue reading: Micronesia: Ophthalmic Equipment Installed at Pohnpei Hospital »