Category Archives: Public Health and Global Ophthalmology
June 3, 2021 Communiqué to health practitioners Reports of Myocarditis/pericarditis afterCOVID-19 vaccination. Given the international reports and attention relating to myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, the Public Health Agency of Canada has prepared this communiqué that can be shared with your health practitioner networks or that can be used to inform […]
April 2021 Since it began, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a highly dynamic situation. New developments in the pandemic have led to new evidence, which, in turn, have informed new or refined public health guidance. As you may know, Canadian public health guidance around the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has evolved in recent weeks, in part […]
Date: March 23, 2021 Time: 10:00am-11am EST Topic: Preventing Blindness: A Global Health Challenge Vital to Achieving the SDGs Globally, more than 1 Billion people have vision impairment that was preventable or has yet to be treated. This results in $Billions in lost productivity annually. However, it is a neglected global health challenge that can […]
Topic: Addressing Critical Gaps in Global Health and Development Date: Virtual Conference March 12-14, 2021 Satellite Sessions: March 1-11, 2021
The current edition of the tool kit includes information on the following topics: About COVID-19 Overview of Vaccines Authorized Vaccines Guidance Vaccine Safety Additional Resources Access Details COVID-19 Vaccination Tool Kit for Health Care Providers.
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) is a Washington, DC based organization of over 170 academic institutions and other organizations from around the world engaged in addressing global health challenges. CUGH was established in 2008 with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation. CUGH supports academic institutions and […]
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is the US counterpart to the Canadian Ophthalmological Society, and is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. As one of the leading global eye health organizations, they have published a number of excellent resources related to global ophthalmology, including: Global Ophthalmology Guide – The AAO’s Global […]
This resource from the World Health Organization takes a brief view of global blindness and visual impairment. The document examines definitions, prevalence, causes, strategies, as well as WHO’s response. Last updated in October 2019, this resource is an excellent snapshot of global eye health conditions. This resource can be accessed here.
The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is known for its research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. The International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH) works to improve eye health and eliminate avoidable visual impairment and blindness with a focus on low-income populations. The ICEH has a number of […]