Sydney, Australia, 8 March 2019: Gender equity is not solely a women’s issue as it concerns and needs engagement from men as well as women. Equity between women and men is seen both as a human rights issue and as a precondition for, and indicator of, sustainable people-centred development.
Barcelona, Spain, 28 February 2019: “Eye health services are far too often a neglected part of child health interventions at the expense of a student’s potential,” said Hasan Minto, Global Programs Director at Our Children’s Vision and Chair of the IAPB’s working group on school eye health.
Kampala, Uganda, 16 January 2019: Today marks the momentous occasion of the pioneer optometrists graduating at Makerere University in Kampala after completing the first optometry degree ratified in Uganda.
Singapore, 19 November 2018: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) joined with Brien Holden Vision Institute in a recent collaborative meeting at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), to host a regional discussion on myopia.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 8 November 2018: Today‘s date will be remembered in history as the momentous day the optometry profession emerged in Vietnam. Spirits are soaring in Ho Chi Minh City as the first Vietnamese-trained optometrists will graduate from the first school of optometry.
San Antonio, U.S., 7 November 2018: Brien Holden Vision Institute has announced the new online ‘Global Myopia Centre’, bringing its expertise and resources in myopia research, practitioner training and global advocacy...
Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 11, 2018: Today we announce the momentous occasion of celebrating 10 years of working with our dedicated partners in Sri Lanka from 2008-2018.
Geneva, Switzerland, 5 October 2018: A study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization has found that while school eye health programs can reduce vision impairment in children in low- and middle-income countries, programs need policy-based support to be sustainable and effective.
Mwanza, Lake Zone, Tanzania, 20 September, 2018: Recent celebrations launched a new eye care project which will bring free eye services to more than 20,000 people in the Lake Zone.
Sydney, Australia, 15 September, 2018: May’s unfaltering ability to engage with learners from all nationalities makes her an outstanding teacher and agent of change. She is, in my view, nothing less than a great eye health hero.