Professor Brien Holden

July 28th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Australia, Blog, Refractive errors, Universal Eye Health

Late on Monday 27th July, VISION 2020: The Right to Sight lost a champion. So has IAPB and eye health care not only in the Western Pacific Region, but globally. Brien’s influence extended far beyond his initial love of contact lens practice and research and encompassed the greater inequities of uncorrected refractive error and the development…Continue reading: Professor Brien Holden »

Vision for everyone, everywhere

July 28th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Australia, Blog, China, Refractive errors, Research, Universal Eye Health

Global leader in eye care and vision research, internationally renowned and awarded scientist and humanitarian, Professor Brien Holden OAM passed away suddenly on 27 July in Sydney. Prof Holden was a leading advocate for optometry and the correction of refractive error. He was CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute (a member of IAPB) and a…Continue reading: Vision for everyone, everywhere »

International Council of Ophthalmology Fellowships: Apply now

July 15th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Training

The International Council of Ophthalmology, together with partners is offering three-month and one-year fellowship opportunities for ophthalmologists from developing countries. Fellows are expected to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their home countries and take part in programs to preserve vision and prevent blindness. The next deadline to apply for all fellowships is…Continue reading: International Council of Ophthalmology Fellowships: Apply now »

Taking a Systems Approach to Eye Health

July 10th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Australia, Blog, Cambodia, China, Funding, Global, Health Systems, Lao PDR, NCDs, Refractive errors, Training, Universal Eye Health, Vietnam, WHO, Workshops

In early July, eye health experts from across Asia and the Pacific gathered in Hanoi for a 5-day short course to workshop ways to strengthen health systems, improve eye health and work towards Universal Health Coverage. Held at Hanoi School of Public Health, the course was delivered by Dr Karl Blanchet from the London School of…Continue reading: Taking a Systems Approach to Eye Health »