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IAPB Launches Vision Atlas

Vision Atlas is a powerful tool for advocacy and knowledge-sharing. Starting on February 24 this tool will be available online with key data from the Vision Loss Expert Group (VLEG) and the Lancet Global Commission on Eye Health.

AEVR Announces March 11 World Glaucoma Week Congressional Briefing

(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/

Career Opportunity With IEF: Project Assistant Coordinator

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).

Why Work Here?

“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.

World Sight Day 2020 Congressional Briefing Recording Now Available

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.

IEF receives the Novartis eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision Award (XOVA)

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.

USAID Request for Applications Child Blindness Program

USAID's Child Blindness Program (USAID's CBP) is now accepting applications for Grant Round 3 Phase I - Letter of Interest (LOI).

World Sight Day October 8, 2020

World Sight Day is October 8, and the annual Vision 2020 USA sponsored briefing will be held virtually from 11 am to 12 pm, and the speakers are fantastic!

VISION 2020 and Me: Victoria Sheffield

Victoria Sheffield is IAPB’s Vice-President. She headed International Eye Foundation for many years and played a key role in launching VISION 2020. Victoria discusses some of the achievements of VISION 2020 in this ‘Vision Excellence‘ blog series to mark the end of VISION 2020.

Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit - Register Today!

IEF is a proud sponsor of the Prevent Blindness 9th Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit! This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020, as a free virtual event. The Summit will include a variety of presentations related to this year’s theme, "An Eye to the Future.”