viernes, 16 de octubre de 2009

VISION 2020 - Working Together to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness

VISION 2020 - Working Together to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness

VISION 2020 - Working Together to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness

 VISION 2020

 VISION 2020: The Right to Sight

Working Together to eliminate avoidable blindness
NB: for current & recently revised WHO data & statistics on global blindness & vision impairment, see

Greetings Marion Martens

Botswana Eye Care Providers Gender & Eye  Health photo by Thanuja Panicker

Welcome to the October 2009 VISION 2020 Newsletter!

World Sight Day 2009 has seen a great response worldwide.Information on events and activities are pouring in from many countries and the theme, Gender & Eye Health - equal access to care has been well-received everywhere. Response to our call for photos has been enthusiastic, and you will find a montage of pictures sent to us in the news items below. Do keep sending in your reports of your organisation's events for WSD09, by writing to, and do send in pictures for the international photo montage. 

IAPB's Board and Council Meetings in Melbourne, Australia ended successfully, with members warmly appreciating the hard work put in by host Vision 2020 Australia. Parliamentary Secretary for International Development the Hon Bob McMullan MP gave the keynote address during the Council Meetings. You will find a few pictures from the event in this month's newsletter. The Council Meeting saw the launch of the new IAPB logo and the IAPB/VISION 2020 'lock-up'. A new-look VISION 2020 website was also unveiled at the meeting!

NB: for current & recently revised WHO data & statistics on global blindness & vision impairment, see 

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World Sight Day 2009 Raises the Bar!  16.10.2009

Past years are exceeded in both quality & quanity of events!

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IAPB Board and Council Meetings: In Pictures  15.10.2009

IAPB Board and Council Meetings in Melbourne, Australia

WSD09 photo by Jonathan Prime (thumbnail)

Photo Montage for WSD09!  15.10.2009

Thank you for sending us your pictures!

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“The Cost of Mascara Could Save Someone’s Sight”  13.10.2009

New beauty campaign by Rankin highlights the plight of 20 million needlessly blind women

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ITI Launches New Logo  13.10.2009

The International Trachoma Initiative has a new and expressive logo

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Primary Eye Care Supplement in Chinese Newspaper  13.10.2009

VISION 2020 is one of the supporting organisations

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Australian Indigenous Eye Health Survey Results Released  11.10.2009

65% of subjects had never received an eye test

WSD09 photo by Jonathan Prime (thumbnail)

Press Release: Twice as many women are blind  06.10.2009

Press Release for World Sight Day 2009

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Tribute to Prof. Barrie Jones  18.09.2009

IAPB Vice President Prof Hugh Taylor recalls the great man

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WSD09 Latest News & Plans  01.09.2009

Plans are moving forward from Canada to Trinidad & Tobago...


Next issue, November 2009

If you have anything that you would like to us to include in the next VISION 2020 Newsletter, please submit words andpictures to  by Monday, 2nd November.

From the IAPB Registered Office, London, UK

I hope you have enjoyed the IAPB / VISION 2020 Newsletter. Please browse the VISION 2020 website at for more information on activities within the global prevention of blindness movement. If you or your organisation has any news to share with VISION 2020 members and supporters please get in touch.

Yours sincerely,

Abi Smith

Communications Manager, VISION 2020: The Right to Sight

Phone: + 44 (0) 207 927 2974

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