Need help with advocacy for eye health?

March 10th, 2017 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Australia, Blog, Cambodia, Fiji, Health Systems, Samoa, Training, Universal Eye Health, Vietnam, WHO

Effective advocacy and efforts to secure the support of national governments and decision-makers is critical for Universal Eye Health. Advocacy is not a specialist art. All of us have the potential to become powerful advocates. Good advocacy requires clarity of purpose, cooperation, thorough preparation and creativity. There is not one way to do advocacy –…Continue reading: Need help with advocacy for eye health? »

Financing for eye health: country guides

June 27th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Cambodia, financing, Funding, health insurance, Health Systems, Lao PDR, Philippines, Refractive errors, Vietnam

How should we ensure scarce resources in health are allocated fairly and efficiently? How should we price goods and services to maximise access and cover costs? How should we structure insurance systems to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure? These questions (and many others) are critical to financing for eye health. In 2015, IAPB and the Fred Hollows Foundation conducted country…Continue reading: Financing for eye health: country guides »

RANZCO: Scholarships for the 48th Congress

May 9th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cambodia, Conferences & Events, Lao PDR, ophthalmology, Papua New Guinea, Universal Eye Health

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists will host its 48th Annual Congress in Melbourne from 19-23 November, with a program centred on the theme: where innovation and culture meet. RANZCO’s Annual Scientific Congresses bring together ophthalmologists from across Australia and overseas to share and discuss the latest innovations, techniques and advances in eye…Continue reading: RANZCO: Scholarships for the 48th Congress »

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 »

Trachoma: Third progress report on NTDs finds good progress

June 25th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Cambodia, China, Funding, Health Systems, Integration, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Negelcted Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Trachoma, WHO

The third global progress report of the London Declaration on NTDs was released today, with partnerships and increased domestic investments and ownership being lauded as key to controlling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Trachoma is considered a neglected tropical disease and in the Western Pacific, partners have been involved in surveys and mapping of trachoma in…Continue reading: Trachoma: Third progress report on NTDs finds good progress »

Universal Eye Health: Meeting report released

June 16th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cambodia, China, Federated States of Micronesia, Funding, Health Systems, Japan, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Low Vision, Mongolia, Negelcted Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Refractive errors, Samoa, Universal Eye Health, WHO, Workshops

In November 2014, the World Health Organisation hosted a Regional Meeting on Implementing ‘Towards Universal Eye Health: A Regional Action Plan (2014–2019)’ (PDF) in Manila. The meeting sought to: discuss the country situation, priorities and challenges in implementing national action plans for eye health identify actions and requirements for monitoring and using national indicators for prevention of avoidable…Continue reading: Universal Eye Health: Meeting report released »

East Asia Vision Program Update

May 11th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cambodia, Vietnam

The East Asia Vision Program (EAVP) is a three-year program (2013-15) funded by the Australian Government. It involves Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium members working together with country partners in Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Vietnam to strengthen the eye health workforce. IAPB supports the program with technical advice. Activities delivered by the World Health Organisation and…Continue reading: East Asia Vision Program Update »

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 »

New funding opportunities for Cambodia, China and Vietnam

December 23rd, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cambodia, China, Funding, Global, Vietnam

Seeing is Believing, funded by the Standard Chartered Bank, has announced new funding opportunities open now for Cambodia, China and Vietnam. This funding call is also open to 10 countries in other parts of the world. Download the application form and related documents from the IAPB website. Since 2003, USD 37 million has been raised…Continue reading: New funding opportunities for Cambodia, China and Vietnam »

New Regional Update

September 9th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Australia, Blog, Cambodia, China, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Japan, Kitbati, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Universal Eye Health, Vietnam

IAPB has released a new edition of the Regional Update for the Western Pacific, with refreshed data and updates on new developments from 2014. The Regional Update lists national statistics for eye health and includes country summaries. This year the Regional Update also includes an overview of challenges for implementation of Universal Eye Health: A Global Action…Continue reading: New Regional Update »