The IAPB Standard List/ Valued Supplier May Newsletter
Welcome to my first 2020 quarterly newsletter, which is pretty well packed with new suppliers, products and news stories.
We are in the midst of unprecedented times in this COVID-19 global pandemic. As Peter Holland said in his CEO note,
“We are only beginning to understand how COVID-19 is impacting our sector. There have been reports, for example, that some of those infected with COVID-19 first presented to eye health personnel with conjunctivitis. We are beginning to pull together articles and links about COVID-19 and eye care and eye health and, more broadly, its impact on wider health and development policy."
IAPB is keen to help. You can access our COVID-19 resource pages here, and we have them in Spanish and French too.
IAPB has produced a Position paper and guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The purpose of this document is to provide guidance on the procurement, distribution and management of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the context of eye care services and the need for cognisance of the needs of the wider health system during the COVID-19 crisis. READ MORE.
Due to the global pandemic, we have just announced that we have postponed our flagship event, the IAPB Global Assembly, from 12-14 October 2020 to 11-13 October 2021.
We have been monitoring the COVID-19 global pandemic and its impact closely. Keeping these developments and the risk in mind, and noting that the health, safety and well-being of the participants is our highest priority, IAPB’s board has decided to postpone the Global Assembly.
IAPB’s Head of Knowledge, Jude Stern will be hosting our second COVID-19 webinar on digital technologies and how they can help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jude will be speaking to Prof Wong Tien Yin, Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Centre. REGISTER HERE. The first webinar featured our CEO Peter Holland in conversation with WHO's Alarcos Cieza and Silvio Paolo Mariotti. See Recording
Procurement Manager, IAPB