Vale Kazuichi Konyama

June 27th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Japan, ophthalmology, Universal Eye Health, WHO, Workshops

Professor Kazuichi Konyama, a highly respected and distinguished ophthalmologist and teacher, passed away last week on 21 June 2016. He was 87. Prof Konyama began his medical career in the 1950s and trained in Thailand, Japan, the US. He was a passionate advocate for blindness prevention, for applying epidemiology and for quality in ophthalmology and patient…Continue reading: Vale Kazuichi Konyama »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Diabetes in Asia: challenges and opportunities

October 14th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, China, Diabetic Retinopathy, Japan, NCDs, Pacific Islands

This is an edited version of “The Asian diabetes phenotypes: challenges and opportunities” in Diabetes Voice, Volume 59, Issue 1 (March 2014). To read the full article, click here. Rapid socioeconomic, technological and cultural change in Asia has considerable health implications. For example, 200 of the 382 million people with diabetes in 2013 were in Asia. China, Japan,…Continue reading: Diabetes in Asia: challenges and opportunities »

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 »

World Ophthalmology Congress

April 29th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Japan, Pacific Islands

From 2 – 6 April IAPB’s Dr Ana Cama, President of PacEYES, attended the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) in Tokyo, Japan. The main objectives for attending WOC were to represent and raise the profile of PacEYES and receive information that could further develop PacEYES structure and assist in improving professional expertise for Dr Cama and…Continue reading: World Ophthalmology Congress »