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World Sight Day 2016

                                                                                  World Sight 2016 logo

World Sight Day is an important advocacy and communications event on the eye health calendar. It is a great time to engage with a wider audience – a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam, diabetics – and showcase why eye health needs everybody’s attention.

See the WSD16 Actvities Report for 2016

World Sight Day 2016 will be on 13 October 2016. This year’s call to action:

Stronger Together

IAPB urges you to focus on all the stakeholders who are important for successful delivery eye care. Think of all the groups of people who engage with eye care: ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic nurses, donors, patients, carers, the wider family. Clearly, our successes are made possible by the fact that we work together, and so, what can be a better theme for our continued success? The more groups we bring together--the diabetic community, the irreparably blind, vulnerable groups, including those with other disabilities--the stronger we become. 

 
This World Sight Day, let’s celebrate our partnerships and friendships.
 

IAPB Photo Competition

Eye care for all photo competition
We are delighted to announce a new photo competition again. This year too, IAPB encourages amateur and professional photographers around the world to join us in highlighting the impact of eye health in people’s lives, by taking part in an International Photography Competition with theme, ‘Stronger Together’.  Send us your pictures – professional shoots, amateur compositions, instagrams or flickr – with the hashtag, #WSD2016 and #StrongerTogether by 13 October 2016 – World Sight Day (Microsite live here: http://photocomp.iapb.org).
 

Audiences

Key decision makers, policymakers, government officials, patients, partners/donors and the wider health community (referral networks like diabetes groups, for example) can be invited to participate in our WSD celebrations. Remind them about what they can do to address vision issues in the community, and make them take a public commitment on World Sight Day! Better still, recognise (small or large) acts of support from these stakeholders and celebrate them on World Sight Day.

Areas of Focus

Irrespective of your area of focus this World Sight Day – cataract, glaucoma, diabetes, eye care management – ‘Stronger Together' works. You can use it to reach out to new groups within your work-area, or to highlight support or funding that has helped you deliver quality eye care services.

Social Media

IAPB is focusing all efforts on promoting the hashtag #StrongerTogether this year. It will also be used to promote and tag the photo competition entries (see above). We invite you to join us in promoting this hashtag in the run-up to World Sight Day. Do add your messages and information along with the hashtag. Need help? let us know.

WSD Promotional material

Like every year, IAPB has a great pack of promotional material that can be used as part of your WSD campaign. We will be producing posters, ribbons, balloons and an implementation pack in colourful and interesting designs. Please write to communications@iapb.org if you wish to receive a promotional material pack.
 
                                                WSD16 Poster 1              

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i want to participate in this campaign please. it is so important to me. please contact me if you got this massage

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Hello Khalid! Thank you for your interest in World Sight Day! You are welcome to mark WSD in your area of work or education. Please feel free to use the material available on these pages. Do send us a report of what you did, and we will have it included in our summary of activities from around the world.

I am an Optometrist and wish to participate in this campaign.
from Nigeria

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Hello! Please write to communications (at) iapb (dot) org with your address and phone number, and we will get you a pack in time for WSD.

Kindly send all relevant promotional material to us in English / Hindi, for the World Sight Day : 13th october, 2016.

Arunodaya Deseret Eye hospital (ADEH)
Sector-55, Plot # NH-4,
Gurgaon-122011
HARYANA
INDIA

Hello Mr. Rajeev Shri. Thanks for getting in touch with us. Please send us an email to communications (at) iapb (dot) org with your address and phone number to recieve the World Sight Day Promotional Pack. 

My promotional pack to be shipped in September!

Hi..I am a practicing Ophthalmologist.We always conduct activities at our KPJ Centre For Sight, Kuala Lumpur to promote eye care awareness every year according to the WSD hashtag.Would appreciate if you could forward all relevant materials and info for this year's WSD 'celebration'. Thanking you in advance.

Hello Dr Norazlina Bachik! Please write to communications (at) iapb (dot) org with your address and phone number and we will send you a World Sight Day Promotional Pack

Delta Gamma's mission is to promote sight preservation and provide assistance to children and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Therefore, my chapter would love to take part in the World Sight Day 2016 campaign! Promotional materials and information for this years movement would be greatly appreciated, and this way we can spread the word on the University of Minnesota campus!

Hello Jadin. Please write to communications (at) iapb (dot) org with your address and phone number and we will send you a World Sight Day Promotional Pack

I am a diabetes eye nurse from Nauru and we would also like to participate in this year's campaign. Promotional materials and information regarding the campaign would be much appreciated.

Hello Dianna, Please write to communications (at) iapb (dot) org with your address and phone number and we will send you a World Sight Day Promotional Pack and more information. 

Great job guys! Please send us (Operation Eyesight-Kenya) some. I've already submitted an emaiL request.

Many regards,

Ron

I am a pharmacist in Bangladesh. Every year I participate at the World Sight Day campaign. If i can get these promotional material, it would be easier for promotion.

Hello Shadhan. Please write to communications (at) iapb (dot) org with your address and phone number and we will send you a World Sight Day Promotional Pack

I am an ophthalmic medical assistant working in Cameroon. I would like to get promotional materials for WSD 2016.

Hello Soh. Please write to communications (at) iapb (dot) org with your address and phone number and we will send you a World Sight Day Promotional Pack

I am a practicing optometrist based in a rural area, in Nigeria. I wish to have copies of the promotional materials.
Thank you

Hello Ezuzu. Please write to communications (at) iapb (dot) org with your address and phone number and we will send you a World Sight Day Promotional Pack

Bhutan being a part of IAPB body, is celebrating the occasion on 13th October 2016 in remote High school to impart advocacy on Eye Health. For this occasion, kindly provide us some promotional materials. Detail reports will be submitted after the function

Hello Tshering! Please write to communications (at) iapb (dot) org with your address and phone number and we will send you a World Sight Day Promotional Pack

Hello!!
I am an Eye Health Educator in Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital, Lahan City, Siraha, Nepal. My humble interest to participate in celebration workshop and promote educational materials in the community so that i can conduct the Eye Health Educational program more effectively in community. I also want to get educational massage for World Sight Day

Hello Narendra, I am sorry to say that the World Sight Day promotional packs have already been shipped. You can still download and print the posters (and also add your logo) - http://www.iapb.org/wsd16/promotional-material

To recieve the World Sight Day promotional pack for WSD 2017, do send us a mail to communications (at) iapb.org before 1st September 2017.

Hello !! For the 4th year we will celebrate World Sight Day in Sengerema, Tanzania. In that week many hundreds of spectacles and glasses will be measured on noses of people in 3 different poor wards of Sengerema. We offer medicines and eyedrops and this year (the 1st year) we offer15 cataract-operations, done by the local eye-department of Sengerema Hospital. Our project is funded only by Friends of MamaZoeloe and cooperates with the local sister MamaZulu CBO, the local Eye-department of Hospital and the local District of Government. Can I please receive promotional posters for WSD 2016? Info: www.mamazoeloe.nl

Hello Willeke, I am sorry to say that the World Sight Day promotional packs have already been shipped. You can still download and print the posters (and also add your logo) - http://www.iapb.org/wsd16/promotional-material

To recieve the World Sight Day promotional pack for WSD 2017, do send us a mail to communications (at) iapb.org before 1st September 2017.

Hi IAPB team!
Please sens WSD 2016 promotional material through email at id <sunitasanjeevmittal@yahoo.co.in>
Thanking you and best wishes.
Dr sanjeev kumar mittal

I have decided to screen 10,000 + students vision on WSD Thu 13 Oct 16, with the help of Vision Chart.

I must commend you for a great job you are doing.I will send you an e-mail so I can get the promotional packs. Thanks

We at Bhoruka Charitable Trust, a celebrating WSD 2016 in Urban slum of Jaipur city. We are doing an awareness campaign in a high school following with eye screening of all children.

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