Our strategy for 2016-2020

February 29th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Funding, Health Systems, Integration

A new strategy to guide the work of IAPB in the Western Pacific has been developed following consultation with members. Working closely with members, governments and other partners across the Western Pacific, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) aims to achieve universal access to eye health by: Advocating for leadership, resources and…Continue reading: Our strategy for 2016-2020 »

Palau: Tax on Tobacco and Alcohol to control NCDs

February 26th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Funding, Health Systems, NCDs, Universal Eye Health, WHO

The Republic of Palau, an island nation in the northern Pacific, has recently passed legislation to ensure 10 percent of alcohol and tobacco taxes are used to fund efforts to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The 4 main types of noncommunicable diseases are cardiovascular diseases (heart attacks and stroke), cancers, chronic respiratory diseases (including asthma) and…Continue reading: Palau: Tax on Tobacco and Alcohol to control NCDs »

How to write papers that get published

February 19th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Research, Training, Videos, Workshops

Want to develop your research skills? Research to Publication is an eLearning programme for early career academics in healthcare research brought to you by BMJ in collaboration with UCSF. The programme includes two free modules, and others available by subscription. Visit the site to check out the modules: https://rtop.bmj.com/ This programme offers a comprehensive set of…Continue reading: How to write papers that get published »

Myopia: half the world to be short-sighted by 2050

February 17th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, China, Global, Health Systems, Optometry, Refractive errors, Singapore

Researchers estimate that 49.8 per cent of the world’s population, nearly five billion people, will be short-sighted by 2050. Up to one-fifth of them will be at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue. The rapid increase of myopia and high myopia is widely considered to be largely driven by people spending…Continue reading: Myopia: half the world to be short-sighted by 2050 »

Advocacy Training Workshop held in Dili

February 4th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Workshops

As part of the Vision2020 East Asia Vision Program funded by the Australian Government and delivered by RACS in Timor-Leste, an advocacy training workshop was held in Dili from 18 – 22 January for three Timorese vision rehabilitation organisations. The workshop provided participants with various skills, tools and knowledge to advocate to the Timorese Government for enhanced…Continue reading: Advocacy Training Workshop held in Dili »