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Hasan Minto: advocate, trainer, mentor, optometrist

Published: 05.05.2021

IAPB mourns the death of Hasan Minto, Chair of the IAPB School Eye Health Workgroup and Low Vision Work Group.  A beloved and influential figure in the sector, Hasan passionately advocated for the right to sight, particularly for children and people living with low vision.  A big picture thinker, he worked collaboratively to inspire and create global initiatives such as the model for Integrated School Eye Health Delivery, Low Vision Resource Centres and the Our Children’s Vision campaign. .  

Hasan was the former Director of Programmes at Our Children’s Vision, former Director of Child Eye Health and Low Vision Programmes at the Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and former Global Advisor at Sightsavers 

“This is a huge loss for the eye care community—and a huge loss for optometry. We’d like to send our sincere condolences to his family and friends around the world”, said Peter Holland, CEO, IAPB.”

Also read: Obituary: Hasan Minto