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Chinese Panel – 2030 Global Targets

Amanda Huang

Amanda Huang

Amanda has nearly twenty year’s working experience in international development sectors, with a focus on children’s welfare, community development and eye health. She has been with The Fred Hollows Foundation for 12 years and is now the Chief Representative for the programme in China.

Amanda has good understanding of health system in China and experience in working with a variety of health facilities, government sectors and rural communities. She has also supported eye care programmes’ planning and evaluation in neighbouring countries, including Bangladesh, India and Indonesia. Amanda is alumni of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Public Health for Eye Care.

Dr Wei He

Dr Wei HE, MD, PhD, a passionate leader in blindness prevention in China, has more than 30 years’ experience in ophthalmology. After obtaining his PHD in Pathology of Ophthalmosurgery from Kyushu University in Japan in 1993, he got his postdoctoral fellowship in Pathology of Ophthalmosurgery from Fukuoka University in Japan in 1995. He is the founder and president of He Vision Group, which combines with He University, 100 He Eye Specialist Hospitals and Clinics, He Postgraduate institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and China Eye Industry Base. It has been proven to be a good solution to solve eye problems in China.

Dr. He is the chairman of Ophthalmic Pathology Committee, Chinese Ophthalmological Society (COS) and Vice Chairman of the Chinese National Guiding Committee for the Prevention of Blindness. He was elected as the board of trustee member of Ophthalmology Foundation and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. He is also the Editor of the editorial committee of Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology and several other important journals in China. Dr He was rewarded more than 100 Awards from Asia-Pacific Association of Ophthalmology, Chinese Medical Association and many other related organizations.

Dr Wei He, as the Member of CPPCC, is involved in the central government strategy planning for medical reforms in China. He founded the National Training Center for Blindness Prevention and Treatment in 2012, which is the only official national-wide training center in eye health in China. So far, the Training Center has trained nearly 40,000 people in ophthalmic skills and eye health management. In 2017, he set up the first and only National Eye Gene Bank in China, which opens a new era of precision ophthalmic medicine in China. He was granted International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019, which was first issued at IAPB.

French Panel – Entreprise en action : comment la collaboration avec le secteur privé fait progresser le changement

Business in Action: How Private Sector Collaboration is Driving Change

Clémence Fraudeau

Clémence Fraudeau

Clémence is a Philanthropy Project Leader, in charge of the Caring for Sight commitment at the L’OCCITANE Foundation.

Quacoe Wossinu Senanu

Quacoe-Wossinu Senanu

Quacoe-Wossinu Senanu is an optometrist in private practice. Part time lecturer at DESSO in Guinea, refractive error expert at WAHO

Korean Panel – 안보건의 확장과 혁신, 그리고 디지털 전환
(Bringing Scale, Innovation & Digital Transformation to Eye Health)

Jung Eun An

Jung Eun An

Jung Eun An is the International Development Cooperation Division Diretor of GPI(Goodpeople International) with 15 years of experience in NGO In charge of development cooperation projects  Graduated from Ph.D. in International Development Cooperation and Master of Social Welfare .

Professor Sangchul Yoon

Sangchul Yoon is a Professor at the Yonsei University College of Medicine. He is an ophthalmologist with sub-specialties in cornea and preventive ophthalmology. In 2018, he obtained his doctorate in public health from Yonsei University. He is a public health expert who bridges the gap between the laboratory and the field in order to generate evidence. His research interests have centred on innovative health accessibility and efficiency enhancing technologies, such as digital health and artificial intelligence.

Prof. Yoon has served as Vice Director of the Centre for Global Development at the Yonsei university health system to enhance the health status and accessibility of people in low- and middle-income countries. As the principal investigator on a number of humanitarian research grants, a number of global health initiatives have been implemented, including the use of mobile health (mHealth) systems in rural areas of Malawi, Bangladesh, Morocco, Nepal, and Vietnam.

Portuguese Panel – Building a Global Movement

Dr Ana Carolina Carneiro

Dr Carolina has been working with social impact projects on childhood eye health for about eight years. She began her career in NGOs and today works to strengthen actions at SBOP to promote eye health and to combat blindness and visual impairment in children. She holds a degree in Medicine from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), specialization in Ophthalmology from the same institution and, in Paediatric Ophthalmology, at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), where she is currently developing her PhD program in the field of Telehealth in Ophthalmology.

Paediatric Ophthalmologist, currently coordinator of the Social Commission of the Brazilian Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology (SBOP) and medical staff in the Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus sector at the Altino Ventura Foundation (FAV).

Caio Abujamra

Caio Abujamra

Education Higher Education completed: Bachelor of Business Administration by FAAP Professional Experience President  – Instituto Suel Abujamra 2019. Current he chairs the board of trustees of the institute, which operates in ophthalmological care, having 100% of its SUS care, since 1976. It has a medical residency structure and fellowship in Retina, Cornea, Glaucoma and Strabismus Activities: acts as CEO of the institution, carrying out activities of planning and monitoring of results. It is the highest function of the institution that serves close to 20 thousand people per month.

President – Clinica de Olhos Dr. Suel Abujamra  2019. Currently responsible for the direction of the clinic’s activities. Acting in the area of ophthalmology, performing care in the modalities of agreements and private. Activities: planning and monitoring of results, planning of new units and development of the company’s work philosophy. Additional formation Owners and Presidents Programme . Responsible for the Project: “Studies of a Sustainable Forest Management Plan in the Territory Portal da Amazônia” instruction Holding, Succession Planning and Asset Protection Embassy English Course (Gold Coast- Australia)

Frank Hida

Frank Hida

Civil Engineer and social entrepreneur with 10 year’s experience in eye health expeditions in remote indigenous and riverside communities in Brazil. Coordinator on the Social Impact of Eye Health Symposium and also actively involved in implementing high-impact ophthalmology programs in NGOs.

Professionally works as independent consultant in Project Management in the field of healthcare engineering and management.

Spanish Panel – Transformando los compromisos en acciones concretas: experiencias de las regiones en la implementación de atencion ocular centrada en el paciente (IPEC por sus siglas en inglés) 
(Transforming Commitments into Real Actions – Experiences from the Regions in Implementing Integrated People-Centred Eye Care  (IPEC))

Dr. Abraham Delgado 

Dr. Abraham Delgado

Egresado de Oftalmología de UNAN, LEON, Fue Sub Director del Centro Nacional de Oftalmología en Nicaragua y actual Director de la Clínica y Fundación Ojo Sano.

Dra. Bethania López Star 

Medical director of the Instituto Mexicano de Oftalmologia (IMO, Mexican Institute of Ophthalmology), SMO (Mexican Society of Ophthalmology) member, Member of the IMO Research Committee and Member of the UAQ Ethics Committee.  

A highly self-motivated individual committed to serving the ophthalmic community through teamwork and application of learned skills. Experienced in cornea. Good management, oral, written, networking, and computer skills.

Education: International Eye Health short course at London School of Hygiene (2020);  Kellogg´s Artificial Intelligence Program. Strategies for Leading Business Transformation (2022) Summit in Genetics and Genomics NIH , Bethesda Maryland(2019); PhD, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (Medical Research) focus on public health ;Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico Cornea Fellowship(2004); Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico Postgraduate training in Ophthalmology (2001-2003); MD, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico City, Mexico (1993-2000) 

Luz Marina Melo

Luz Marina Melo

MD Ophthalmologist and Head of the Blindness Prevention department with more than 30 years of experience, Ophthalmologist Professor at Universidad Simon Bolivar. Professor of the Anterior Segment Fellowship in Clinica Oftalmologica del Caribe. Executive director of the BANFOCA eye bank. Board member of the Colombian Society of Ophthalmology. Certified in clinical bioethics.

Sabrina von Wegerer Elizeche

Sabrina is passionate about economic development and finds that fighting avoidable blindness is a very effective in doing that. Therefore, she spends time researching and engaging different actors in eye health.

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