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