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A guide to the 10GA

The 10th General Assembly is less than a month away and there are many micro details that are not part of the event but are still fairly important. We have put together almost all the questions you had about the venue, the transport, the programmes and much more. The 10GA App The 10GA app is…

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Inclusive Eye Health in Pakistan

10GA Speaker Babar Qureshi (CBM) on his part in CBM’s upcoming course, ‘Inclusion Made Easy in Health Programmes’ that focuses on disability inclusive practices for eye care. According to global figures, people with disability, including those with vision impairment, make up 20% of the world’s poorest and most marginalised people. It is therefore essential that…

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Press Release – 10GA: One month to go

The 10th General Assembly, the premier global event discussing clinical and public health issues related to blindness and vision impairment, will begin on 27 October 2016. Immediate Release: The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), with our local partners the Brien Holden Vision Institute, is delighted to welcome all eye care professionals to…

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Meet SIB sponsored African delegates attending the 10GA

Standard Chartered’s global health initiative, Seeing is Believing (SiB), is sponsoring 25 mid-level medical professionals from their projects in eight African countries to attend 10GA.  Here is the first part; we continue tracing their journey. Akua Boatemaa Agyeman, a delegate selected from Ghana says attending the 10GA is a dream come true. “I am excited…

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Scaling cataract surgical programme: 10GA course

Rohit Khanna writes about his upcoming 10GA course, ‘How do I scale up my cataract surgical programme?’ that focuses on strategies to increase productivity of cataract surgeries. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 18 million people are bilaterally blind from cataract in the world, representing almost half of all global cases of blindness.…

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SiB sponsors African delegates to attend 10GA

This post is from Kate Woodhead of Standard Chartered Bank, our 10GA Eye Health Investor Launched in 2003, Seeing is Believing (SiB) is a collaboration between Standard Chartered, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and leading international eye health organisations. Standard Chartered has committed to raise USD 100 million between 2003 and…

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Factors associated with spectacle compliance

Sumrana Yasmin of the Brien Holden Vision Institute (and 10GA Programme Partner) writes on the menace of uncorrected refractive error in children. We know that children in all regions of the world are affected by a range of eye diseases and conditions, some of which may lead to permanent vision impairment.  We also know that…

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Press Release: SAOA teams up with Brien Holden Vision Institute to support 10GA

The South African Optometric Association (SAOA) will work with the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) to bring the 10th General Assembly (10GA) to South African optometrists.The IAPB 10th General Assembly—the premier, global eye care event will be held in Durban, South Africa between 27 and 30…

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Films for behavioural change towards eye care: 10GA Poster

Can films really help breakdown the social and cultural barriers that prevent people from seeking out eye care? Orbis Africa in partnership with STEPS set out to test just that. STEPS, a special collaboration between filmmakers from Southern Africa and European broadcasters, produced three eye health documentaries to initiate social change and pioneer awareness of…

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New price for economy pass

The Economy Pass is now available to all African eye care professionals. Delegates with the Economy Pass can attend the Scientific Programme (Oct 28, 29 and 30) and access lunch and coffee. This registration DOES NOT include access to the social programme, including the Opening Ceremony.  Economy Pass ZAR 3,950/ USD 256.49 Register for IAPB 10GA Now