Author Archives: Hugh Bassett

The International Centre for Eye Health co-chairs the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health

ICEH were co-chairs on the Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health, published this month. The Commission is the work of an interdisciplinary group of 73 academics and national programme leaders and practitioners from 25 countries. Building on the … Continue reading

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New research project aims to improve school eye health planning

ICEH and Peek Vision have been awarded a major new research grant by USAID to develop a tool to improve school eye health programme planning. The funding will enable the development of a new School Eye Health Rapid Assessment (SEHRA) … Continue reading

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Only a third of board members at major eye institutions women

A new study from the International Centre of Eye Health has shown that only a third of board members and a third or fewer of chairpeople at major eye health membership organisations are women. The study looked at the governing … Continue reading

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Equity was rarely considered in Cochrane Eyes and Vision systematic reviews and primary studies on cataract

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Supporting global eye health during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nearly three months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern, we are continuing to feel the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Our partners and colleagues, and those working in the eye health community in general, are very much in our thoughts at this time… Continue reading

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