WSD WCO Press Release 10-4-17
Will we be seeing you at the Council? IAPB’s annual Council of Members meeting is fast approaching, the event will be held in Kathmandu at the Hotel Yak and Yeti and is set to be a fantastic opportunity to network, learn and participate in our exciting programme. The special IAPB hotel rates at Yak and Yeti
Rotary helps prevent eye disease in partnership with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
About 80 percent of the world’s 285 million visually impaired people have treatable eye diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Rotary and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) aim to promote eye health to underserved communities.
Latest Global Blindness & VI prevalence figures published in Lancet New paper notes that there were 253 million people with visual impairment—and a staggering 1.1 billion people with near vision impairment–in 2015. This Vision Loss Expert Group paper sets the stage for an updated IAPB Vision Atlas on World Sight Day 2017.
If you are attending the Council of Members meetings in Kathmandu, it’s time to start thinking about your travel arrangements.
IAPB’s Council of Members meetings (15-18 Sep 2017) present many unique sponsorship opportunities for interested organisations. This includes space to present and showcase work to over 250 delegates from the eye health sector. In particular, if your organisation works within the South East Asia region, this will be a fantastic chance to connect with others who
This is the second and final mailer to mark Africa Day, showcasing the work and impact of IAPB members in the region. The theme for Africa Day 2017 is “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investments in Youth” (as Dr André mentions in his blog post below), and the posts today explore themes such as developing
The IAPB Vision Atlas brings together the latest data and evidence related to avoidable blindness and sight loss; tells the story behind the numbers; presents solutions, and good practice and highlights the opportunities to eliminate some blinding conditions. Check it out today!
25 May 2017 is Africa Day – as Helen White notes in one of our blog posts below, this day “marks the celebration of a unified and liberated continent”. Africa today offers much to celebrate. IAPB members are deeply involved in in bringing eye care interventions to Africa through training, capacity-building, surgical interventions, drug administration, advocacy and