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 »

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 »

Advocacy Training Workshop held in Dili

February 4th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Workshops

As part of the Vision2020 East Asia Vision Program funded by the Australian Government and delivered by RACS in Timor-Leste, an advocacy training workshop was held in Dili from 18 – 22 January for three Timorese vision rehabilitation organisations. The workshop provided participants with various skills, tools and knowledge to advocate to the Timorese Government for enhanced…Continue reading: Advocacy Training Workshop held in Dili »

Forum: Eye Health for Women and Girls

November 22nd, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Gender, Health Systems, Integration, Workshops

Almost two-thirds of the world’s blind are women and girls. How can we put women and girls at the centre of work against avoidable blindness?  On 17-18 November 2015, IAPB and the Fred Hollows Foundation convened a Regional Learning Forum to look at Eye Health for Women and Girls in Phnom Penh. The forum aimed to: Increase…Continue reading: Forum: Eye Health for Women and Girls »

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 »

Manila Sight Summit: Increasing Access to Eye Care Services

August 15th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Philippines, Refractive errors, Universal Eye Health, WHO, Workshops

At the highest level, the government of the Philippines is committed to achieving universal access to health care for all Filipinos, and in eye health the Department of Health is leading a 5-year Prevention of Blindness Program to reduce the prevalence of blindness and strengthen government eye health services in hospitals, and in primary health facilities.…Continue reading: Manila Sight Summit: Increasing Access to Eye Care Services »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Lao PDR: Annual Conference on eye health

January 29th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Funding, Health Systems, Lao PDR, Research, Universal Eye Health, Workshops

Ophthalmologists and ophthalmic nurses from Lao PDR met in Vientiane this week to enhance clinical knowledge and learn about program developments across the country. The 3-day meeting is being held at the National Ophthalmology Centre (NOC) from 26 to 28 January with participants from the Ministry of Health and NGOs also taking part. The conference included a presentation…Continue reading: Lao PDR: Annual Conference on eye health »