ICO and IAPB unite to advocate for Universal Health Coverage

August 31st, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Universal Eye Health

The International Council of Ophthalmology, which represents and serves professional associations of ophthalmologists throughout the world, has joined IAPB in advocacy to include appropriate indicators in the new global commitment for Universal Health Coverage. Current proposals being considered by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals (IAEG-SDGs) suggest two priority indicators to achieve…Continue reading: ICO and IAPB unite to advocate for Universal Health Coverage »

Queen’s Young Leaders Award Apply Now

August 17th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog

The Queen’s Young Leaders Award recognises exceptional people aged between 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. The search is now on for the winners of 2016. Are you: working to support others? creating positive change? raising awareness of issues affecting your community?…Continue reading: Queen’s Young Leaders Award Apply Now »

Collaboration on Innovative Financing for Eye Health

August 17th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Funding, Health Systems, Universal Eye Health, WHO

On the 2nd and 3rd of December 2014, 18 eye health and health financing specialists joined staff from The Fred Hollows Foundation and the World Health Organisation in Manila for a technical consultation to discuss Models of Innovative Financing for Eye Health.

The meeting brought together, for the first time, a cross-disciplinary and cross-regional group of experts in health financing and eye health as well as individuals with experience in implementing programs to:

understand and review existing eye health financing models; and
identify relevant models and specific policy options relevant to the Western Pacific Region that can be taken forward.

Manila Sight Summit: Increasing Access to Eye Care Services

August 15th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Philippines, Refractive errors, Universal Eye Health, WHO, Workshops

At the highest level, the government of the Philippines is committed to achieving universal access to health care for all Filipinos, and in eye health the Department of Health is leading a 5-year Prevention of Blindness Program to reduce the prevalence of blindness and strengthen government eye health services in hospitals, and in primary health facilities.…Continue reading: Manila Sight Summit: Increasing Access to Eye Care Services »

World Sight Day Grants

August 4th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Funding, World Sight Day

World Sight Day 2015 will be on 8 October 2015. World Sight Day represents a chance to raise awareness of avoidable blindness and increase support for eye health programs and services. This year, the call to action is “eyecare for all”, IAPB urges you to focus on everybody who needs eye care services – everybody.…Continue reading: World Sight Day Grants »

Solomon Islands National Eye Conference

August 3rd, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands National Eye conference was held in Honiara, from 21st – 24th July 2015. The conference brought together all ophthalmic doctors, nurses and nurse- aides across the Solomon Islands. International participants from FHFNZ, IAPB and the US Army were also present. The conference provided an opportunity for eye health professionals to share and…Continue reading: Solomon Islands National Eye Conference »

Solomon Islands Regional Eye Centre highlights Eye Care as Pillar of Health Care

August 3rd, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation reports: A combined team of eye specialists from the Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand and the newly opened Regional Eye Centre in Honiara has told Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare that eye health service is one of the pillars of health care. “It should be a matter of priority in the government…Continue reading: Solomon Islands Regional Eye Centre highlights Eye Care as Pillar of Health Care »