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? »

Cataract Training Opportunity in China

May 17th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, China, Training, Universal Eye Health

AIER Eye Hospital, China’s largest ophthalmic institution, is hosting an international training workshop to improve cataract treatment for blindness prevention. The course will be delivered in Changsa, Hunan Province with instruction in English. The course will run for 20 days from 17 October until 5 November 2016. International workshops like these have been held in China since…Continue reading: Cataract Training Opportunity in China »

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 »

Study in China: Courses now open at He University

October 30th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, China, Optometry, Training

He University, a member of IAPB, is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and researching, and to developing leaders in many disciplines – including medicine and eye health. He University was established in 1999 in Shenyang, Lioaning province of China. The university has an enrolment of more than 8,000 students in schools of Medicine, Nursing,…Continue reading: Study in China: Courses now open at He University »

International Council of Ophthalmology Fellowships: Apply now

July 15th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Training

The International Council of Ophthalmology, together with partners is offering three-month and one-year fellowship opportunities for ophthalmologists from developing countries. Fellows are expected to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their home countries and take part in programs to preserve vision and prevent blindness. The next deadline to apply for all fellowships is…Continue reading: International Council of Ophthalmology Fellowships: Apply now »

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 »

Health Systems: a quick background

June 23rd, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Funding, Health Systems, Training, Universal Eye Health

Health Systems Strengthening has been a catch-phrase in public health and development for almost a decade. But what does it mean? And how did it evolve? A common definition, accepted by WHO and others, is that a health system “… consists of all organizations, people and actions whose primary intent is to promote, restore or maintain…Continue reading: Health Systems: a quick background »

New PacEYES Committee elected

June 19th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Pacific Islands, Training

Members of the Pacific Eye Care Society (PacEYES) appointed new office bearers this week. Congratulations to: President – Dr Varanisese Naviri Vice President – Dr Mundi Qalo Treasurer – Dr Lucilla Ah Ching Secretary – Dr Salome Lolokabaira The four office bearers have been elected to serve a two-year term and are eager to develop PacEYES as…Continue reading: New PacEYES Committee elected »

Essential Surgery: Cataract

May 11th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Cataract, Global, Innovation, Training, World Bank

The World Bank has released a book on “Essential Surgery”, the first of nine volumes in the Disease Control Priorities series to be published in 2015 and 2016. The book can be downloaded for free from the World Bank website. In the book, The World Bank points that basic surgical procedures are among the most cost-effective…Continue reading: Essential Surgery: Cataract »

The case for surgery in the global health agenda

April 30th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Cataract, Global, Health Systems, Integration, Training

Surgery is an indispensable, indivisible part of basic health care provision says a major new commission published in The Lancet. The Lancet found that millions of people are dying from common, easily treatable conditions because they do not have access to, or cannot afford, proper surgical care. The Lancet outlined what is needed to achieve global surgical goals,…Continue reading: The case for surgery in the global health agenda »