China: National Conference on Blindness Prevention and Treatment

November 22nd, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, China, Disability, Funding, Integration, Refractive errors, Universal Eye Health

China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) held a national conference in Beijing on 20 November to promote blindness prevention, improve programming and advance work on the country’s national action plan for 2016-2020. The meeting was hosted by Ms Xiang Hu, Chief from the General Affairs department of Medical Administration and Hospital Management Bureau…Continue reading: China: National Conference on Blindness Prevention and Treatment »

Forum: Eye Health for Women and Girls

November 22nd, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Gender, Health Systems, Integration, Workshops

Almost two-thirds of the world’s blind are women and girls. How can we put women and girls at the centre of work against avoidable blindness?  On 17-18 November 2015, IAPB and the Fred Hollows Foundation convened a Regional Learning Forum to look at Eye Health for Women and Girls in Phnom Penh. The forum aimed to: Increase…Continue reading: Forum: Eye Health for Women and Girls »

Civil society organisations unite against NCDs

November 16th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Conferences & Events, Diabetic Retinopathy, Negelcted Tropical Diseases (NTDs), SDGs, Universal Eye Health, WHO

More than 200 civil society representatives from six continents adopted the “Sharjah Declaration on NCDs: Civil Society United Towards 2030″ yesterday, marking the end of the first-ever Global NCD Alliance Forum 2015, held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Noncommunicable diseases (also known as NCDs or chronic diseases) include non-infectious conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (like…Continue reading: Civil society organisations unite against NCDs »

China: Partners come together to discuss eye health

November 11th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, China, Conferences & Events, Global, Health Systems, IAPB Council of Members Meeting

As part of IAPB’s Council of Members Meeting in Beijing this year, IAPB hosted a special day to look at issues for universal eye health in China. The “China Day” was held on 13 October in Beijing, with more than 250 participants from 75 organisations at the meeting. The day highlighted new research and program…Continue reading: China: Partners come together to discuss eye health »