NCDs on the agenda at WP Regional Committee Meeting

October 17th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetic Retinopathy, WHO

The 62nd Regional Committee Meeting of WHO’s Western Pacific Region is being held in Manila this week. To contribute to the discussion on non-communicable disease, the NCD Alliance prepared the following statement. The NCD Alliance commends Member States and WHO for adoption of the Global Monitoring Framework, the Global NCD Action Plan, and the Global Coordination Mechanism…Continue reading: NCDs on the agenda at WP Regional Committee Meeting »

Prevalence data: New developments for eye health

October 17th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Global, Innovation, Refractive errors, Research, Universal Eye Health

Data and a clear evidence base is critical for planning and policy development. Two new initiatives have now make it easier to access data on the prevalence of visual impairment, including blindness. The RAAB repository aims to provide safe storage for data from surveys conducted worldwide and bring as many findings as possible in the public domain, so that…Continue reading: Prevalence data: New developments for eye health »

Brien Holden Vision Institute to launch Brien Holden Vision companies

October 16th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetic Retinopathy, Disability, Global, Innovation, NCDs, Research, Universal Eye Health

To read the full article, visit the Brien Hold Vision Institute website. Brien Holden Vison Institute (BHVI) is set to launch a number of Institute-owned commercial entities known as Brien Holden Vision companies, in Australia, China, India, U.S. and Europe, to bring to market beneficial, advanced products for myopia and myopia control, presbyopia, and for detection and…Continue reading: Brien Holden Vision Institute to launch Brien Holden Vision companies »

World Diabetes Foundation: Grant applications now welcome

October 16th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetic Retinopathy, Global

The World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) was established to bring diabetes higher on the global agenda through our partnerships. Through increased global awareness, WDF hopes to increase the resources to address and limit the diabetes epidemic. WDF has two grant rounds each year. The next deadline for applications will be 15 December 2014. The Foundation is…Continue reading: World Diabetes Foundation: Grant applications now welcome »

Diabetes in Asia: challenges and opportunities

October 14th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, China, Diabetic Retinopathy, Japan, NCDs, Pacific Islands

This is an edited version of “The Asian diabetes phenotypes: challenges and opportunities” in Diabetes Voice, Volume 59, Issue 1 (March 2014). To read the full article, click here. Rapid socioeconomic, technological and cultural change in Asia has considerable health implications. For example, 200 of the 382 million people with diabetes in 2013 were in Asia. China, Japan,…Continue reading: Diabetes in Asia: challenges and opportunities »

Strengthening the Pacific Eye Care Society

October 10th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Federated States of Micronesia, Training, Universal Eye Health, Vanuatu, Workshops

2014 has been a big year for the Pacific Eye Care Society (PacEYES), the primary forum for the professional support of eye care workers in the Pacific Island Countries. PacEYES is now registered as an organisation under Fiji law, and has a representative governance structure with office bearers and a constitution. The body represents more than 70…Continue reading: Strengthening the Pacific Eye Care Society »

New national survey in Lao PDR

October 9th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Australia, Blog, Lao PDR

Ophthalmologists from the University of Adelaide’s Discipline of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences will conduct a national survey of blindness next month in Lao PDR, with the charity Sight For All, to better understand the size and scope of blindness across the country. The team has been working in nine countries including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam to…Continue reading: New national survey in Lao PDR »

Innovation: New devices and approaches to improve eye health

October 3rd, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetic Retinopathy, Innovation, Universal Eye Health

With the development of spectacles, contact lenses and intra-ocular lenses (IOLs), technology has made it easier for those with vision impairment to see again. Technology and investments in research development are important in the work to prevent blindness. Here’s a look at three new devices being developed to assist with the diagnosis of eye disease.…Continue reading: Innovation: New devices and approaches to improve eye health »