PNG: Options for Health Financing

February 26th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Papua New Guinea

A brief from the World Bank examined three broad health financing options in PNG: (i) increasing the level of general revenue spending; (ii) introducing contributory, insurance-based health financing arrangements; and (iii) mobilizing additional resources through efficiency savings in the sector.

World Diabetes Congress 2015 – Vancouver

February 20th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Diabetes, Global

Abstract submission and early bird rates now open for the World Diabetes Congress which will take place from 30 November until 4 December 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Organised by the International Diabetes Federation in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association, this leading global diabetes event focuses on the exchange of research and best practice around prevention, treatment and management.

WHO urges governments to tackle neglected tropical diseases

February 20th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Funding, Global, Health Systems, Negelcted Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Trachoma, Water, WHO

Governments have been urged to scale up their investment in tackling 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in order to improve the health and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people. Trachoma, an infectious eye disease caused by a bacteria, is among the 17 diseases earmarked by WHO. Trachoma is the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness, and is one of…Continue reading: WHO urges governments to tackle neglected tropical diseases »

Global progress on ending blinding trachoma

February 11th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Funding, Lao PDR, Negelcted Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Solomon Islands, Trachoma, Universal Eye Health, Water

Trachoma, one of the oldest infectious eye diseases, is the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness. Repeated infections of the conjunctivae with Chlamydia trachomatis can lead to trichiasis, corneal opacity and blindness. Many IAPB members globally are working to eliminate blinding trachoma and are scaling up efforts to end blinding trachoma by 2020 as part of the…Continue reading: Global progress on ending blinding trachoma »

Global survey on diabetic eye disease

February 2nd, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Global, Health Systems, Japan, Research

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and IAPB, working in collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) are collecting evidence on knowledge, policies, standards of care, and supportive services for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema across 42 countries. If you have first-hand experience of diabetic eye disease, take the survey on the IAPB…Continue reading: Global survey on diabetic eye disease »

Cambodia: Policy Priorities for Eye Health

February 2nd, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cambodia

An advocacy workshop to review policy priorities for eye health in Cambodia was held in Phnom Penh on 28 and 29 January. The workshop introduced participants to Universal Eye Health, discussed effective advocacy techniques and key issues in the development of a new national strategic plan for blindness prevention. More than 20 people attended the…Continue reading: Cambodia: Policy Priorities for Eye Health »