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The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) endorses a global ban on consumer fireworks. 

Also endorsed by the IAPB board, the ICO position paper encourages ophthalmologists and National Societies of Ophthalmology to advocate for a ban on consumer fireworks by their national governments, as a strategy to prevent unnecessary blindness and visual impairment from firework-related injuries.

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AIER Eye Hospital, China’s largest ophthalmic institution, is hosting an international training workshop to improve cataract treatment for blindness prevention.

The course will be delivered in Changsa, Hunan Province with instruction in English. The course will run for 20 days from 17 October until 5 November 2016.

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Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) is looking for a Head of Department - Ophthalmology

The responsibilites would include ensuring annual and long term financial and quality of care targets are met, expanding the established reputation and contributing to the organisational expansion of CCBRT’s private eye services.

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Seven nominees including three incumbents have been nominated for Regional Chair positions across IAPB's seven regions. For two regions, Africa and Western Pacific, regional elections were held to choose the preferred candidate among the nominees.

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Vision for a Nation (VFAN) is delighted to announce that it has made the shortlist for this year’s Charity Awards – the UK charity sector’s most prestigious and longest-running awards programme.

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