Leadership in health: Developing competencies

September 26th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Funding, Universal Eye Health

What competencies do health leaders and managers need? A working paper, funded by the UK government aid agency DFID, has reviewed the evidence on health leadership and management and examined the roles of leaders and managers, the competencies required, and the key approaches to developing these management and leadership competencies. The review found that many approaches to…Continue reading: Leadership in health: Developing competencies »

Kiribati three day planning workshop

September 25th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Kiribati, Trachoma

A 3 day planning workshop was held in Kiribati from 15-17th September. The meeting involved representatives from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, IAPB and the Fred Hollows Foundation. The meeting was split into 2, covering the National Eye Care Strategic Plan (NECSP) and Trachoma Action Plan (TAP). The meeting served several purposes: To have…Continue reading: Kiribati three day planning workshop »

National Framework Implementation Plan

September 24th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Australia, Blog

This is an adapted post from Vision 2020 Australia: Building on the National Framework (endorsed in 2005) and keeping in step with the Global Action Plan 2014-2019, Vision 2020 Australia and members advocated for the development of a National Framework Implementation Plan (NFIP). The Department of Health was charged with drafting the initial NFIP and…Continue reading: National Framework Implementation Plan »

New Regional Update

September 9th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Australia, Blog, Cambodia, China, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Japan, Kitbati, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Universal Eye Health, Vietnam

IAPB has released a new edition of the Regional Update for the Western Pacific, with refreshed data and updates on new developments from 2014. The Regional Update lists national statistics for eye health and includes country summaries. This year the Regional Update also includes an overview of challenges for implementation of Universal Eye Health: A Global Action…Continue reading: New Regional Update »

Trachoma Action Plans (TAPs) Guide Countries To Elimination Goals

September 9th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Trachoma

To eliminate trachoma, stakeholders from the Ministry of Health, other ministries and NGO partners come together to create a national Trachoma Action Plan (TAP), which documents steps to eliminate the infectious eye disease that causes blindness. This is adapted from a blog posted on the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI) website. During a TAP workshop, participants analyse available trachoma…Continue reading: Trachoma Action Plans (TAPs) Guide Countries To Elimination Goals »

Lao PDR: A new national plan for universal eye health

September 2nd, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Lao PDR, Universal Eye Health

Lao PDR’s National Ophthalmology Centre in Vientiane hosted a two-day workshop to draft a 5-year national plan for eye health on 28-29 August. Participants at the workshop included representatives from the World Health Organization, CBM, IAPB, the Fred Hollows Foundation and senior ophthalmologists working to prevent blindness in Lao PDR. The meeting drafted objectives and…Continue reading: Lao PDR: A new national plan for universal eye health »

Making Connections: Cambodia and Vietnam

September 2nd, 2014 posted by IAPB in AusAID, Blog, Cambodia, Conferences & Events, Funding, Training, Vietnam

Connect: a simple word, but a very valuable concept in the context of a 3-country development project being delivered at multiple locations and with different priorities. In Phnom Penh and Hanoi, two-day “Connect” workshops were held in August to bring together partners working on the East Asia Vision Program, a 3-year program managed by Vision 2020…Continue reading: Making Connections: Cambodia and Vietnam »