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The IAPB Europe region includes 53 countries across Europe and Central Asia.

The overarching aim of our work in the region is to improve the coverage of eye health and prevent blindness across Europe. IAPB Europe works within IAPB’s global objectives:

  • Disseminating ideas and information on successful approaches to eye care delivery.
  • Increasing awareness of needs and solutions so that one country may be assisted by the experiences and resources of another.
  • Advocating for the implementation of plans for universal eye health.

Regional Chair: Prof. Janos Nemeth, email:

  • Petia Vassileva, Bulgaria
  • Serge Resnikoff, Geneva
  • Ivo Kocur, Geneva
  • Alexander Doga, Russia
  • Jan Keunen, Netherlands