Long-term Strategy for Blindness Prevention endorsed by Vietnam’s PM

January 17th, 2017 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Cataract, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Disability, financing, Funding, Gender, Health Systems, Vietnam

Vietnam’s Prime Minister approved the National Strategy for Prevention of Blindness to 2020, with a Vision to 2030 at the end of 2016. With the Prime Minister’s high-level endorsement, the strategy provides a long-term vision that will raise the importance of eye health in the context of health and development in Vietnam. It calls on provincial authorities…Continue reading: Long-term Strategy for Blindness Prevention endorsed by Vietnam’s PM »

Guide for health workers to tackle diabetic blindness

January 29th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Global, Health Systems, Low Vision, Optometry, Universal Eye Health

One third of people with diabetes will develop eye damage in their life time. Every person with diabetes is at risk of going blind with diabetic retinopathy, however vision can be avoided. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and The Fred Hollows Foundation joined forces to develop a Guide to help health professionals care for the…Continue reading: Guide for health workers to tackle diabetic blindness »

Australia: Health for Development Strategy 2015-20

June 15th, 2015 posted by IAPB in AusAID, Australia, Blog, Diabetes, Funding, Gender, Health Systems, Integration, NCDs, Negelcted Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Pacific Islands

Strengthening regional preparedness for emerging health threats and building country-level health systems that are responsive to people’s needs are the two focus areas for the Australian Aid program’s new health strategy, released this week in Canberra. The strategy recognises health as a foundation for human development, economic growth and poverty reduction and identifies improved access to clean…Continue reading: Australia: Health for Development Strategy 2015-20 »

Universal Health Coverage: 400 million missing out on essential services

June 15th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Diabetes, Japan, Research, Universal Eye Health, WHO, World Bank

New data released by the World Health Organization and the World Bank shows 400 million people globally do not have access to essential health services and 6% of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of health spending. The report, Tracking Universal Health Coverage, (click link to…Continue reading: Universal Health Coverage: 400 million missing out on essential services »

Diabetes: New research from Singapore & global campaign

June 8th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Funding, Global, Health Systems, Integration, Singapore

With 400 million people living with diabetes globally, this epidemic not only threatens individual health but presents one of the greatest barriers today to sustainable development and economic growth. That’s a recent claim from the International Diabetes Foundation, a global body and IAPB partner calling on leaders at the G7 to act now on diabetes.…Continue reading: Diabetes: New research from Singapore & global campaign »

World Diabetes Congress 2015 – Vancouver

February 20th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Diabetes, Global

Abstract submission and early bird rates now open for the World Diabetes Congress which will take place from 30 November until 4 December 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. Organised by the International Diabetes Federation in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association, this leading global diabetes event focuses on the exchange of research and best practice around prevention, treatment and management.

Global survey on diabetic eye disease

February 2nd, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Global, Health Systems, Japan, Research

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and IAPB, working in collaboration with the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) are collecting evidence on knowledge, policies, standards of care, and supportive services for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema across 42 countries. If you have first-hand experience of diabetic eye disease, take the survey on the IAPB…Continue reading: Global survey on diabetic eye disease »

New edition of the Diabetes Atlas

December 23rd, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetes, Diabetic Retinopathy, Global

The International Diabetes Federation’s Diabetes Atlas is the authoritative source of information on global and regional diabetes prevalence, expenditure and mortality. The sixth edition of the Atlas has been produced and is available free for download from the IDF website. With new data, the Diabetes Atlas reports: •       In the Western Pacific, 138 million adults have diabetes…Continue reading: New edition of the Diabetes Atlas »