Sight Saving Month Kicks Off in the Philippines

August 14th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Philippines, Refractive errors, Universal Eye Health

Sight Saving Month is an annual celebration in August aimed at strengthening public awareness of the importance of proper eye care and the prevention of blindness and eye diseases. The initiative is led by the Department of Health. This year’s kick off activity at the Cecilio Apostol Elementary School involved vision screening of elementary pupils…Continue reading: Sight Saving Month Kicks Off in the Philippines »

National Eye Workshop in the Solomon Islands

August 12th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Solomon Islands, Trachoma, Universal Eye Health

The Solomon Islands’ National Eye Workshop was held in Honiara from 28th July – 1st August 2014. The workshop brought together the eye health cadre from across the Solomon Islands. Presence of local and regional eye health partners also gave them the opportunity to learn from the Solomon’s eye health workforce and to give an…Continue reading: National Eye Workshop in the Solomon Islands »

Pacific: Action in the midst of a non-communicable disease “crisis”

August 8th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, NCDs, Pacific Islands

Earlier this month, the 45th Summit of the Pacific Islands Forum in Palau adopted a Forum Communiqué with implications for the NCD response in the Pacific. In the Communiqué, leaders committed to supporting a Pacific Partnership for a Multi-Sector Approach to Prevent and Control Non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This partnership will be launched at the upcoming Third International Conference…Continue reading: Pacific: Action in the midst of a non-communicable disease “crisis” »

Positive results for the East Asia Vision Program in 2013

August 4th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cambodia, Training, Vietnam

The East Asia Vision Program (EAVP) is a three year program (2013-15) funded by the Australian Government and implemented through Vision 2020 Australia’s Global Consortium. It involves Consortium members working together with partners in Vietnam, Timor-Leste and Cambodia to reduce avoidable blindness and low vision. The program results for 2013 represent the combined achievement of the…Continue reading: Positive results for the East Asia Vision Program in 2013 »

WHO: Regional Plan for Universal Eye Health in the Western Pacific released

August 4th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Universal Eye Health

A Regional Plan for the prevention of blindness and visual impairment has now been published by the WHO. The regional plan was developed by member states and experts during 2013 and endorsed by the Western Pacific Regional Committee Meeting in Manila last October. The vision, goal and the main objectives of the regional action plan are in line…Continue reading: WHO: Regional Plan for Universal Eye Health in the Western Pacific released »

Ophthalmic equipment donated to clinic in the Philippines

August 4th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Philippines

The Eastern Visayas Society of Ophthalmology (EVSO) has received donated ophthalmic equipment. The equipment is for a group of eye doctors who set up a clinic at the Remedios T. Romualdez Hospital in Tacloban City, the Philippines. Included in the equipment were an ophthalmometer, a motorised refracting chair and chart projector. The donation of ophthalmic equipment…Continue reading: Ophthalmic equipment donated to clinic in the Philippines »