Noticias Regionales e Internacionales

Regionales

Dengue, una entrevista al mosquito

Artículo publicado en Ultimahora.com, muy ilustrativo y fácil de entender. Buen recurso para distribuir en las salas de espera.

Eventos PAAO

Simplemente haga click en el link de arriba para acceder al calendario de eventos por país del PAAO.

Fundacion Colombia Para La Discapacidad Visual

Presentamos los dos últimos números de esta asociación.

FUNDACION COLOMBIA PARA LA DISCAPACION VISUAL

FUNDACION COLOMBIA

Catarata en Latinoamérica

Como este boletín se centra especialmente en Cataratas queremos compartir con ustedes un artículo titulado: Normas para la cirugía de cataratas en América Latina.

Catarata en Latinoamérica

Próximo curso para asistentes en oftalmología Paraguay

En este mes de febrero se realizó una reunión coordinada por miembros del Comité  Nacional VISIÓN 2020 Paraguay (CONAVIP) para la organización del mismo. Pueden ver anexa la fotografía de los participantes.

Haga click para ver los nombres de las personas en la foto

Haití

Haití, la Pompeya del Caribe

Interesante perspectiva para compartir la situación vivida en Haití.

Recomendaciones por parte de la IAPB para oftalmólogos que deseen colaborar con Haití

http://www.vision2020.org/main.cfm?type=NI&ObjectId=3725

Haiti recommendation

Carta Presidente PAAO

Haiti Status Report V2020-USA 1-28-10

Contact List Haiti Relief V2020-USA & Others 1-29-10-1

Internacionales

Día Mundial del Glucoma

El año pasado el Día Mundial del Glaucoma tuvo mucho éxito. Distintas personalidades importantes han tomado cartas en el asunto. Adjuntamos una serie de comunicados que nos gustaría se tomen como ejemplo para el accionar para este 12 de Marzo de 2010. Esperamos con gusto sus comentarios,

India

Indonesia Ministry of Health

Schumer proclamation

WGD Mayoral Proc FINAL 09

Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International

Is looking for a new Executive Director. If you are interested please read the following document.

Executive Director- Rev. 10-8-09

World Sight Day 2010

WSD 2010 will have a very special theme: the *Countdown to 2020* marks a midway point in the global initiative, which we will use to look back at many achievements so far, and the challenges which remain in the very finite time remaining!

There has been a major development in plans for the ‘focal’ event announced in V2020 newsletter last month, and to be held in Geneva, Switzerland: the big show has been pencilled in for 11th October 2010, a few days prior to WSD10 itself. We hope to make it the biggest advocacy event in the history of VISION 2020, reaching out to policy-makers at national, regional and global levels.

In the meantime, IAPB’s Board of Trustees and committee meetings will be held from 14-18 March 2010 in Cairo, Egypt. The meetings will be held with welcome support from the IAPB Eastern Mediterranean Regional team.

Día Mundial de la Visión 2010

Este año el Día Mundial de la Visión girará en torno de la “Cuenta Rgresiva hasta el año 2020”. La idea es marcar un claro punto medio en la iniciativa global, destacando todos los logros que hemos obtenido como también todos los obstáculos que debemos sortear con el poco tiempo que nos queda.

Invitamos a todos a hacer de este día mundial de la Visión el más importante desde su que se inventó. Para ello necesitaremos sus ideas y su colaboración para distribuir la información. Recuerden que pueden invitar amigos para que se suscriban con el siguiente link. Suscríbase Gratis.

25 Years of VAO Success

Founded in 1985, Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) is a UK-based international charity dedicated to transforming access to eyecare services in developing countries.

VAO is planning a spectacular fundraising Ball in the heart of the City of London to celebrate its first 25 years, during which the charity has helped to provide access to eyecare and glasses for over 1 million patients.

VAO 25th Anniversary

WOC 2010 Travel Information

Hotel Reservation and Travel Arrangements
Hotel rooms in various price categories can be booked via HRS, the worldwide hotel reservation service. Please book online by clicking here <http://www.hrs.de/web3/?client=en__woc>.
For booking the head quarter hotels Westin Grand, Adlon and Hilton
please click  here <http://www.woc2010.org/hotels-and-travel/hotel-reservation.html?L=2>

The Star Alliance Members Airlines are the Official Airline Network for WOC® 2010. Save up to 20% on travel with the star alliance network!
More… <http://www.woc2010.org/hotels-and-travel/star-alliance-official-airline-network.html>

The Deutsche Bahn AG
(German Federal Railways) offers attractive savings on travellings by train.
More… <http://www.woc2010.org/hotels-and-travel/deutsche-bahn-special-for-woc-2010.html>

WELCOME Julian Metcalfe!

We are very pleased to introduce you all to Julian Metcalfe who will take up the new post of IAPB Director of Advocacy from April 12th 2010

VISIÓN 2020: El Derecho a ver, le da la bienvenida a su nuevo Director of Advocacy. El mismo comenzará sus funciones en Abril.

Su trabajo en los últimos años:

2005-2009 – Minister and UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Geneva.

I Congreso Europeo en Discapacidad Visual.

El 22, 23 y 24 de octubre de 2010 tenemos una cita en Valladolid, tendrá lugar el I Congreso

Europeo en Discapacidad Visual, que bajo el título III Jornadas ASPREH. Rehabilitación y atención a personas con discapacidad visual, abordará la importancia de la prevención de la discapacidad visual y las posibilidades de la rehabilitación. El programa contará con varias ponencias a cargo de reconocidos conferenciantes a nivel nacional e internacional, entre otros: Dr Frank Eperjesi, Duane R. Geruschat, Aries Arditi, Krister Inde, Dr Michael Crossland, Ian Bailey, etc.

I Boletín electrónico: http://www.eventoplenos.com/eurovision/index.php?sec=1088

Para más información pueden remitirse a la página Web del congreso: http://www.eurovisionrehab.com/

Top 10 health innovations of 2009

Muy interesantes inventos, sobre todo el número 3 y 5.

ICEH Courses

The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) is now offering different courses. They include:

Diploma in Community Eye Health

22nd February 2010 – 21st May 2010

This is a three-month course, aimed at people who want to know more about blinding diseases and the Vision 2020 initiative. Further information and an application form can be found in the Short Study section of the LSHTM website. Prospective applicants for this course should apply as soon as possible.

Tropical Ophthalmology

*29th March 2010 – 31st March 2010*

This course is aimed primarily at Ophthalmologist and Optometrists in the developed world, who wish to gain more knowledge of eye diseases and health systems found in the tropics. Further information and an application form can be found in the Short Study section of the LSHTM website.

Planning for Vision 2020

*12th July 2010 – 16th July 2010*

This is a non-clinical course aimed at Ophthalmologists, Eye Health Programme Managers, and NGO staff working in developing countries. It aims to provide eye care professionals and planners with the principles of planning to establish eye health programmes, focussing on population clusters of around one million in developing countries. Further information and an application form can be found in the short study section of the LSHTM website.

MSc Community Eye Health

*27th September 2010 – 16th September 2011*

The MSc in Community Eye Health is designed to provide eye care professionals and planners with the knowledge and skills to reduce blindness and visual disability, in keeping with the aims, priorities and strategies of the Vision 2020 initiative.

You may be interested to know that we are now able to offer some

individual MSc modules as short courses:

*E1 – How to plan and implement a Vision 2020 Project*

*E2 – Skills, resources and technology for Vision 2020*

Further information and an application form can be found on the MSc courses section of the LSHTM website.

Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment

*12th July 2010 – 16th July 2010*

The aim of this course is to enable participants to understand the magnitude and causes of hearing impairment and the challenges of providing hearing health in developing countries. Further information can be found on the short courses section of the LSHTM website.

You can also learn more about these courses at:

https://www.iceh.org.uk/x/nQ0q

VISION 2020 Newsletter

AGFUND Awards HKI 14/12/2009

Helen Keller International receives First Prize for Onchocerciasis control

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ACFID Releases Booklet on MDGs 14/12/2009

The Australian Council for International Development, has produced a booklet aiming to encourage a rights based approach to achieving the MDGs.

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Enhancing Eye Care in Africa 02/12/2009

A report by Akef El-Maghraby, MD, ICO Vice President

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Save the Date – Meeting on Gender and Blindness 14/12/2009

KCCO and UBC apply for meeting on Gender and Blindness

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ECOO Publications Now in Turkish 14/12/2009

Turkish Confederation gives its members access to European Council of Optometry and Optics publications

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KCCO Third Quarter Report 14/12/2009

Activities report of the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology in Tanzania

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IUC Marks Braille Bicentenary Year 02/12/2009

Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted (IUC) successfully launches several events to mark the event

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New Threats to Blind and Partially Sighted People’s Mobility 02/12/2009

October EBU Press Release highlights importance of independence for blind and partially sighted people

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Glaucoma Public Health Control Strategies Workshop in Cairo 14/12/2009

A collaboration between IMPACT EMR, IAPB EMR and WHO EMRO

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WOC 2010 – Preliminary Programme Out Now 04/12/2009

www.woc2010.org/invitations.html World Ophthalmology Congress, Berlin, June

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Eye Health Alliance Parliamentary Reception in the UK 14/12/2009

MPs informed: “100 people start to lose their sight every day – half of which is avoidable”

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NHS Evidence – An Evidence Update on Glaucoma during 23rd – 29th Nov 2009 14/12/2009

Eyes and vision is pleased to present an Evidence Update on Glaucoma during the week 23rd – 29th November 2009

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Community Eye Health Journal

Ya salió el nuevo número de la Revista Salud Ocular Comunitaria en inglés. Como siempre pueden visitarlo en http://www.cehjournal.org/

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