Lao PDR: Annual Conference on eye health

January 29th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Funding, Health Systems, Lao PDR, Research, Universal Eye Health, Workshops

Ophthalmologists and ophthalmic nurses from Lao PDR met in Vientiane this week to enhance clinical knowledge and learn about program developments across the country. The 3-day meeting is being held at the National Ophthalmology Centre (NOC) from 26 to 28 January with participants from the Ministry of Health and NGOs also taking part. The conference included a presentation…Continue reading: Lao PDR: Annual Conference on eye health »

Samoa: Optometrist awarded for leadership

January 14th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Low Vision, Optometry, Pacific Islands, Samoa

Erna Takazawa, an optometrist in Samoa, has been honoured by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust for leadership. The Trust is a member of IAPB and is also supporting work to eliminate blinding trachoma and improve management of diabetes in countries across the Commonwealth. Erna Takazawa, 26, is one of 60 young people from across the Commonwealth…Continue reading: Samoa: Optometrist awarded for leadership »

Training: Master in Public Health for Eye Care

January 8th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Training, Universal Eye Health

The MSc Public Health for Eye Care at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is accepting applications. This course aims to provide eye health professionals with the public health knowledge and skills required to reduce blindness and visual disability in their setting. The training will enable students to: Develop a public health oriented approach to…Continue reading: Training: Master in Public Health for Eye Care »