Update from IEF President, John Barrows
As of September 7th, an update was released from OCHA regarding the rebuilding stemming from the destruction left by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti.
Here is a recap of the event and what has unfolded between IEF and partners in the area.
(Washington, DC) Today, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research’s (AEVR) new Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative announced a World Glaucoma Week 2021 Congressional Briefing entitled Glaucoma: Clinical Practice and Research to Optimize Patient Outcomes to be held virtually on March 11 from 12 Noon – 1:15 pm. RSVP to Dina Beaumont at [email protected] or 202-407-8325 to attend or link to: https://www.arvo.org/advocacy/NAEVR-virtual-events/
The International Eye Foundation (IEF) seeks to hire a Project Assistant Coordinator to support ongoing signature eye health programs. The Project Assistant Coordinator works in direct coordination with the President & CEO and senior staff to support the implementation of the following key interventions:
1. USAID's Child Blindness Program (CBP) – a five-year USAID-funded global pediatric eye health program where IEF is a subcontractor to Integrative Sciences (prime contractor).
2. SightReach Management program (SRM) – a program to develop eye hospitals' efficiency and sustainability in developing nations.
3. Onchocercias Control Program (OC) – a community-based program to control onchocerciasis (river blindness).
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“Great opportunity to further international development experience!”
Title: Project Assistant Coordinator
Reports to: President & CEO
Location: Kensington, Maryland
Anticipated Start Date: February 202
The International Eye Foundation’s programs to address onchocerciasis are discussed in the just-published “RIVERBLINDNESS IN AFRICA: Taming the Lion’s Stare” by Bruce Benton.
The late James Wolfensohn, who headed the World Bank, wrote the forward highlighting the role the Bank played in creating a coalition of stakeholders to eliminate onchocerciasis. This ancient scourge left people blind in the 30’s and 40’s, their most productive years.
The World Sight Day annual Vision 2020 USA sponsored briefing held on October 8 was a great success! The recording of the event is now available.
This year, IEF was one of 12 organizations to receive the Novartis eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA). Reviewers select programs that align with XOVA’s mission to have a significant impact on unmet needs.