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OGS WSD challenge 2015

World Sight Day Challenge – raising funds for people in need of vision care.

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IAPB’s 10th General Assembly, eye health’s premier global event, will now be from 27 to 30 October 2016.

On June 19th, the eye care community in India suffered a major blow. Vasant Shendye – Programme Manager at Sightsavers’ North India office – died in a tragic hotel fire along with a senior staff member and a consultant from Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital, and seven other people in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Dr Helen Ndume, Photo: UN Photo/Ryan Brown and Helena Ndume

The President of the United Nations General Assembly has announced that the first-ever United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize will be awarded to Dr. Helena Ndume, of Namibia, and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio, of Portugal.

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Influential new report co-authored by the WHO and the World Bank identifies a small set of indicators to track and monitor Universal Health Coverage. IAPB’s recommendation – Cataract Surgical Coverage – among the thirteen health intervention indicators listed.


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