Durban, South Africa, 12 May 2019: Each year the immense contribution that nurses make to global eye health is recognised on International Nurses Day, this year we celebrated Petronella Nichols, MBA, Africa Regional Director, Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, who started her professional career as a registered nurse. Here is her inspirational story...
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 30 April 2019: Today a dedicated optometry student from Ho Chi Minh City will receive reward for her tenacious commitment to studying optometry. The scholarship is being granted by an Australian optometrist, Dr Tony Hanks OAM
Sydney, Australia, 8 March 2019: Gender equity is not solely a women’s issue as it concerns and needs engagement from men as well as women. Equity between women and men is seen both as a human rights issue and as a precondition for, and indicator of, sustainable people-centred development.
Sydney, Australia, 30 January 2018: The Global Board of Optometry Giving Sight announced today that it will merge its operations into the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation.
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 8 March 2017: This year as we lean in and support the global celebrations of International Women’s Day, we are excited to announce the launch of our new Gender Equity in Eye Health course.
Kampala, Uganda, 15 December 2016: Recent celebrations mark the successful completion of an extensive child eye health program in Uganda...
Karachi, Pakistan, 1 December 2016: A global grant funded by the Rotary Club of Liverpool in New South Wales, Australia will provide for female optometry students
Social Enterprise for Sight, is a project designed to address gender inequity and the challenges of a huge unmet need for eye care services at a community level.
Darwin, Australia, 14 December 2015: The new Eye and Vision Care Toolkit is a practical and simple set of approaches health services can use to help improve eye care for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 15 October 2015: One year ago, September 2014 heralded a historic moment for Vietnam’s education and eye health sectors with the opening of Vietnam’s first optometry program at the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City.