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.
Read how the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is working to eliminate avoidable blindness in its “VISION 2020” Newsletter for April 2017.