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The IAPB Vision Atlas website will be launched at the 10GA Opening Ceremony on 27 October in Durban by Peter Ackland, IAPB CEO. The Opening Ceremony will be graced by the presence of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, the National Minister of Health, South Africa among other dignitaries, and over 1000 delegates attending 10GA.

In recognition of Dr. Francisco Contreras Campos’ work in blindness prevention, the Peruvian National Eye institute, Instituto Nacional de Oftalmología – INO, has been named after him: Instituto Nacional de Oftalmología “Dr. Francisco Contreras Campos”.

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VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has marked World Sight Day with a rollout of a national project, aimed at improving the information given to families at the point of diagnosis of their child’s vision impairment.

The diagnosis of a child’s vision impairment can turn a family’s world upside down. Dealing with the emotions and many questions posed by what the future may hold can be a difficult time.

VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – India is celebrating World Sight Day 2016 with two events. They will be holding a seminar on the theme of WSD – Stronger Together on 12 October. The seminar will highlight the importance of partnership among different stakeholders for making their collective mission successful.The second event will be a walk: Walk for Vision.

Walk for Vision: Time from 7.00 to 8.30 A.M.
Venue: Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Park, Hyderabad 


Guatemala has become the fourth country (after Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico) in the world to eliminate river blindness.
This announcement comes one year after the international coalition, formed by The Carter Center, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), WHO and Merck’s MECTIZAN Donation Program, urged for the final push to eliminate onchocerciasis from the Americas. 


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