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? »

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 »

Vietnam: Cataract blindness still a major health problem

December 21st, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Low Vision, Research, Universal Eye Health, Vietnam, WHO

A Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB) survey conducted in Vietnam has found the prevalence of cataract blindness in people aged over 50 years has reduced since the first survey in 2000 and the number of surgeries has increased significantly. Download the English version of the final report. While the reduction in prevalence is good…Continue reading: Vietnam: Cataract blindness still a major health problem »

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 »

ASEAN doctors congress for eye health

October 31st, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Conferences & Events, Universal Eye Health, Vietnam, WHO, Workshops

“Ten countries, One Society, One Vision” – that summarises the position of the ASEAN Ophthalmology Society (AOS), a new union of the professional organisations for eye doctors from the 10 countries of South-East Asia. This week in Hanoi, the AOS will hold its second congress, with a three-day scientific program to look at key developments in ophthalmology and the…Continue reading: ASEAN doctors congress for eye health »

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 »

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 »

Eye Health Systems Course

March 20th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Health Systems, Integration, Training, Universal Eye Health, Vietnam, Workshops

IAPB, together with Australian Aid and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is coordinating a short course to increase understanding of the synergy between the building blocks for health systems and Universal Health Coverage, and its applicability for eye health at a local level. The five-day course will be delivered in Hanoi, Vietnam…Continue reading: Eye Health Systems Course »

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 »

Regional Meeting: Countries work towards Universal Eye Health

November 17th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Conferences & Events, Diabetic Retinopathy, Federated States of Micronesia, Funding, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Mongolia, NCDs, Refractive errors, Universal Eye Health, Vanuatu, Vietnam, WHO

A clear and agreed plan of action is a good first step, but the tough work begins with implementation. That sums up the predicament for eye health leaders across the Western Pacific, who travelled to Manila early in November for a three-day meeting on implementation of Towards Universal Eye Health: A Regional Action Plan 2014-19…Continue reading: Regional Meeting: Countries work towards Universal Eye Health »