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Peek Vision: Vision & Health for Everyone

Dr Andrew Bastawrous, Co-Founder & CEO of Peek Vision and Clinical Lecturer at International Centre for Eye Health, shares a tale of a patient that left an impression Her skinny arms were pushing people away, while her son Phillip gently tried to calm her so we could examine her. We measured her vision at “perception…

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10GA Speaker Tien Yin on global scale of diabetic retinopathy

Professor Tien Yin Wong, an ophthalmologist and 10GA Speaker, writes about diabetic retinopathy How significant is the problem of diabetic retinopathy (DR) on a global scale? We know that DR is a specific microvascular complication of diabetes, and for a long time, it has been the leading cause of blindness among working adult people in…

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Discount for COECSA delegates

IAPB wishes the delegates of COECSA a successful conference and offers them a 10% discount on the delegate registration fee for the 10GA (October 2016). The 4th COECSA Scientific Congress is being held in Tanzania from August 25-26. The discount will be valid from 25 August to 1 September 2016. Please use the registration code #COECSA…

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Yoswa Dambisya on human resources for health crisis in Africa

Yoswa M Dambisya, Director General of the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA- HC) and Keynote Speaker at the 10GA, through his paper titled, “A political economy analysis of human resources for health (HReH) in Africa”, sheds light on the multiple reasons behind the human resources for health crisis in Africa and cites…

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Gender and eye health

Lene Øverland, CEO, Orbis Africa (and 10GA programme partner) writes on the role of gender in eye health, to mark ‘National Women’s Day’ in South Africa. It is a known fact that the majority of the 32.4 million people who are blind and the 190.6 million who are visually impaired live in low and middle-income…

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A bouquet of CET/CPD for UK and SA Optometrists

The IAPB 10th General Assembly (10GA) is bringing together over 150 international speakers to discuss a wide range of eye care and public health topics in Durban, South Africa in October 2016. With over 40 courses, symposia and other presentation formats on offer, the 10GA Programme allows UK optometrists, therapeutics optometrists and dispensing opticians to…

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National Women’s Day Discount

August 9 marks an important day in South African history: National Women’s Day. In 1956, nearly 20,000 women marched peacefully to protest the segregation laws of that era. To mark South Africa’s 60th National Women’s Day, IAPB offers all African women eyecare professionals a 10% discount on the delegate registration fee. The discount will be…

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Voice-messages to aid post-operative care: 10GA free paper

How effective are outbound voice messages in ensuring positive outcomes for post-operative care? An intervention study at an Orbis partner hospital in Bangladesh has found some positive results and Lutful Hussain, Orbis Bangladesh, will be presenting the data and outcomes as a Free Paper at 10GA. This intervention study made use of automated voice messages…

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Inclusive eye health for all

Sponsor post: David Lewis OAM, Strategic Programmes Director, CBM Australia, our 10GA Programme Partner, writes about CBM’s experiences on inclusive eye health over the years. I was sad to note the passing of a great pioneer of Community Ophthalmology in Asia, Professor Kazuichi Konyama, in June. At VISION 2020’s launch in Vietnam in 2004, I recall him emphasising,…

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Mandela Day discount

In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contributions to the world. IAPB is delighted to announce a 10% discount all this week for South African eye care professionals who are interested in attending the 10th General Assembly. On the registration…

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