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Thank you!

IAPB wishes to thank all our sponsors, partners and delegates for helping us deliver yet another successful event. The 10GA would not have been
 possible without the generous support of our Programme Partners: the Brien Holden Vision Institute, CBM, Mectizan Donation Program and Orbis. IAPB would also like to thank our 10GA ‘Eye Health Partners’:…

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A Vision of Equity

Lene Øverland, CEO, Orbis Africa (and 10GA programme partner) writes on the need for eye care for children. The second a child is born, their eyes encounter the outside world for the first time – a world beyond the warm home of the mother’s uterus. In South Africa, in that same second, that baby’s future…

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Eye health through the gender lens

Helen White, Director of Communications & Fundraising, Orbis Africa (and 10GA programme partner) writes on the role gender plays when it comes to eye health in Africa. It is true that blindness can stalk anyone regardless of race or gender or age. That’s if you view the eyes simply as an organ of the body…

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Opening Ceremony

The 10GA Opening Ceremony: A high-profile start to the premier event on blindness prevention With over 1000 delegates witnessing the event, the IAPB 10GA will begin on the 27th with a spectacular Opening Ceremony. The highlight, of course, will be Dr Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the President of Liberia and Nobel Prize laureate, speaking on her…

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Improving eye care service delivery through mentoring: 10GA Course

Suzanne Gilbert, Senior Director of Seva Foundation’s Innovation & Sight Program, our 10GA Eye Health Investor, writes about her upcoming course, Improving eye care service delivery through mentoring. A great investment of 90 minutes! Welcome to Durban! During the past several months, I have worked with an international team of partners to create a course that addresses…

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7 Reasons to Become a Lion!

Lions Clubs International Foundation, our 10GA Eye Health Investor will be hosting Catalysts of Change: The Role of Volunteer Service in Eye Health, a breakfast session designed to highlight the broader impact of volunteer service organizations, on eye health promotions. We re-share a post from them on how volunteering can be an enriching experience. People considering joining their local…

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HKI helps streamline vision screenings for people with Diabetes in Indonesia

This is a post from Helen Keller International, our 10GA Eye Health Investor, on their work in Indonesia tackling diabetic retinopathy. Annual eye exams for people with diabetes is not routine practice in Indonesia (like it is in countries like the United States), and the process to access care is time-consuming and convoluted. In 2000, the…

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10GA: Top-10 Safety Tips

Remember, your safety is strongly dependent upon you, no matter where you are visiting. Always be aware and always know where you are going. Be particularly vigilant on the beach-front and to the North of Durban. With that in mind, please note some safety tips for when you travel to Durban next week. When in…

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BOOSTing surgical outcomes: Pavilion Presentation

  This is a post from Nathan Congdon, on BOOST, an app created to boost surgical outcomes. Un-operated cataract remains the world’s leading cause of blindness. Training new surgeons to perform high-quality operations is critical to managing the problem, but it is impossible to improve quality without being able to measure it. And the low…

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SightFirst Brings Clearer Vision to Timor Leste

This is a post from Lions Clubs International Foundation, an Eye Health Investor at the 10GA, on their work in Timor Leste through their SightFirst programme. Timor Leste is a small country located to the southeast of Indonesia and northwest of Australia. It has a population of just over a million people, half of whom are…

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