World Sight Day Celebrated in Philippines

October 19th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Philippines, World Sight Day

World Sight Day 2015 was celebrated by the Philippines National Committee for Sight Preservation in collaboration with the Department of Health in a celebratory advocacy event at the San Antonio District Hospital in Nueva Ecija. The program started with one of the highlights of the event – a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the eye unit of…Continue reading: World Sight Day Celebrated in Philippines »

World Sight Day Grants

August 4th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Funding, World Sight Day

World Sight Day 2015 will be on 8 October 2015. World Sight Day represents a chance to raise awareness of avoidable blindness and increase support for eye health programs and services. This year, the call to action is “eyecare for all”, IAPB urges you to focus on everybody who needs eye care services – everybody.…Continue reading: World Sight Day Grants »

World Sight Day 2014

November 6th, 2014 posted by IAPB in Blog, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Global, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Philippines, Samoa, World Sight Day

World Sight Day took place on Thursday, 9 October 2014. Activities to mark World Sight Day are were held in countries across the Western Pacific. In Lao PDR, the National Ophthalmology Centre, together with the Fred Hollows Foundation and CBM, conducted free eye examinations, cataract surgeries and provide reading glasses for the elderly. Also among the…Continue reading: World Sight Day 2014 »

World Sight Day in Manila

November 6th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Philippines, World Sight Day

World Sight Day activities in the Manila were planned by the IAPB Philippines Secretariat in collaboration with the Department of Health (DOH). The main event was held at the East Avenue Medical Center where the DOH Eye Center is located, the national tertiary eye referral center under the Department of Health. DOH Assistant Secretary Eric…Continue reading: World Sight Day in Manila »

PNG has a successful World Sight Day

October 30th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Papua New Guinea, World Sight Day

This year PNG celebrated World Sight Day with numerous successful events in a number of provinces. Events included; a rally in Boroko Square, coordinated by PNG Eye Care and Brien Holden Vision Institute, with support from St John’s Blind Services and the Eye Clinic staff at Port Moresby General Hospital, and a Stakeholders event on…Continue reading: PNG has a successful World Sight Day »

IAPB Pacific Co-Chair interviewed on Fiji TV

October 11th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Fiji, World Sight Day

Dr Mundi Qoqonokana, of the Pacific Eye Institute and IAPB Pacific Co-Chair was interviewed on Fiji One television in conjunction with World Sight Day. Dr Mundi discusses the importance of getting your eyes checked, as much of the vision impairment people suffer from is avoidable, preventable and treatable. Visit the Fiji TV website to view…Continue reading: IAPB Pacific Co-Chair interviewed on Fiji TV »

Inclusion Made Easy in Eye Health Programs

October 10th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Disability, World Sight Day

In a collaborative effort involving 14 organisations, CBM Australia has produced a new manual for Disability Inclusion in Eye Health Programs. It’s a manual to help all organisations working in eye health to become more inclusive. People with disability are often excluded from accessing health services due to barriers such as physical access or stigma…Continue reading: Inclusion Made Easy in Eye Health Programs »

Diabetes in the Pacific on the rise: ABC Radio

October 10th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Diabetic Retinopathy, Fiji, Pacific Islands, World Sight Day

Coupled with the major problem of diabetes in the Pacific is the threat of blindness to people suffering diabetes. It’s called diabetic retinopathy and statistics released for World Sight Day show that 60 per cent of people with type two diabetes will go on to develop major eye problems. IAPB Pacific Secretariat Co-ordinator Dr Ana…Continue reading: Diabetes in the Pacific on the rise: ABC Radio »

New IAPB Report on ‘Universal Eye Health’ launched on World Sight Day

October 10th, 2013 posted by IAPB in Blog, Universal Eye Health, World Sight Day

The report, put together with inputs from many eye health experts, will be launched in events around the world. 10 October 2013: World Sight Day (WSD) – an international day of awareness about avoidable blindness and its prevention – will mark the launch of a report on Universal Eye Health. 4 out of 5 visually…Continue reading: New IAPB Report on ‘Universal Eye Health’ launched on World Sight Day »