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 »

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 »

Australia: New strategy for disability in development

May 25th, 2015 posted by IAPB in AusAID, Australia, Australia, Blog, Disability, Global, Integration, Low Vision, Universal Eye Health

Australia’s Foreign Minister today launched the aid program’s new strategy to strengthen the inclusion of people with disabilities in developing countries. The strategy recognises that everyone is affected if the most disadvantaged people are left behind, and acknowledges that people with disabilities make up one of the largest and most disadvantaged minorities in the world. Through the…Continue reading: Australia: New strategy for disability in development »

International Day of Disability

December 3rd, 2014 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Disability, Gender, Global

Today marks International Day of People with Disability, a day sanctioned by the United Nations to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being. Visual impairment is a very common form of disability that can often be prevented, or managed more effectively with low vision aids. Many of…Continue reading: International Day of Disability »

Brien Holden Vision Institute to launch Brien Holden Vision companies

October 16th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetic Retinopathy, Disability, Global, Innovation, NCDs, Research, Universal Eye Health

To read the full article, visit the Brien Hold Vision Institute website. Brien Holden Vison Institute (BHVI) is set to launch a number of Institute-owned commercial entities known as Brien Holden Vision companies, in Australia, China, India, U.S. and Europe, to bring to market beneficial, advanced products for myopia and myopia control, presbyopia, and for detection and…Continue reading: Brien Holden Vision Institute to launch Brien Holden Vision companies »

Helen Keller International in “Connecting Hearts”

October 2nd, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Disability, Vietnam

IAPB member Helen Keller International (HKI) has been featured in a 15 minute film called “ Connecting Hearts”. The film is about HKI’s work in supporting children with disability to restore their sight in Vietnam.  Over 100 children with disability and 30 staff of Viet Han Rehabilitation Center in Hanoi had their vision examined and…Continue reading: Helen Keller International in “Connecting Hearts” »

A new global plan for disability

June 13th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Disability, Universal Eye Health, WHO

In a historic move, the World Health Assembly last month endorsed a plan to improve health for all people with disability. Titled “Better health for all people with disability”, the plan will ·       remove barriers and improve access to health services and programmes ·       strengthen and extend rehabilitation, habilitation, assistive technology, assistance and support services,…Continue reading: A new global plan for disability »

Highlights of the 67th World Health Assembly

May 27th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Disability, Funding, Universal Eye Health, WHO

Last week the 67th World Health Assembly was held in Geneva from 19-24 May.  Here are a few of the highlights: The first global plan to end preventable newborn deaths was passed. A pooled fund for research and development was established, to target diseases that largely affect developing countries but are often neglected, such as…Continue reading: Highlights of the 67th World Health Assembly »

International Day of People with Disability

December 3rd, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Disability

December 3 is International Day of People with Disability, a day sanctioned by the United Nations to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of persons with disability and in celebrate the contributions of people with disability. The day presents an opportunity to be reminded of the key facts and issues: 22% of people in poverty in…Continue reading: International Day of People with Disability »