IAPB Members and Friends Supporting Eye Health in China

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Qinghai school screeningIAPB的成员和伙伴们全力支持中国的眼健康事业:

IAPB is very grateful for the work done by the eye health sector in China and the significant impact this has both within China and beyond. We’re proud to have brought you some of these stories during the week of China National Sight Day 2018.

IAPB非常感谢中国眼健康部门所做的工作,以及这些工作为中国及其他地区带来的重大影响。我们很荣幸在2018年中国全国爱眼日的这一周里为您带来了一系列的报道。

This would not have been possible without the support of two of our partners:

感谢我们两位合作伙伴的支持促成了这一周:

Firstly, NIHA – the National Institute of Hospital Administration. In 2017 NIHA hosted the first China National Eye Health Conference with support from IAPB and members. Of course, there are many eye conferences in China, but IAPB is proud that a public health focused eye health conference was initiated by NIHA after representatives attended 10GA in Durban. We are thrilled to support NIHA in the 2nd National Eye Health Conference from August 23 – 25 in Hefei. This year the focus will be on an ‘ideas exchange.’

第一位伙伴,中国国家卫生计生委医院管理研究所(NIHA)。 2017年NIHA在IAPB及其成员们的支持下主办了首届中国眼健康大会。当然,在中国有很多的眼科会议,但在参加了于德班举行的10GA之后,这次由NIHA发起的,以公共健康为重点的全国眼健康会议让IAPB深感自豪。IAPB很高兴能够在8月24日至26日在合肥举办第二届中国眼健康大会上,继续支持NIHA。今年的会议将以“观点交流” 为重点。

Please see a link to the report on last year’s event.

请参阅去年活动报告的链接:

Secondly, support from Lions Clubs international Foundation (LCIF) has allowed us to translate much of the material this week.

另一位伙伴就是狮子会国际基金会(LCIF),他们的支持使我们能够翻译本周的大部分材料。

LCIF with a proud history in China, has partnered with National Health Commission and China Disabled Persons’ Federation launching SightFirst China Action (SFCA) Project nationwide in 1997. SFCA Phase 1-2 (1997-2007) supported 5.2 millions cataract surgeries, trained over 60,000 eye doctors and personnel, and established 210 eye care units in underdeveloped counties throughout China. Phase 3 (2012-2016) focused on verification of elimination of blinding trachoma in China. Through assessment in 16 provinces that were historically trachoma endemic or economically depressed, SFCA proved blinding trachoma was no longer a public health problem. In past 20 years, SFCA greatly promoted the blindness prevention and treatment in China and with extensive effort by the government, accelerated the development of eye health system. Lions and the Chinese government are now in conversation on the continued partnership of SFCA.

LCIF在中国有着光辉的历史,早在1997年就与中国国家卫生健康委员会和中国残疾人联合会在全国范围内开展了“视力第一中国行动”(SFCA)项目合作。SFCA第1-2阶段(1997-2007)成功为520万例白内障手术提供了援助,培训超过6万名眼科医生和人员,在全国欠发达的县建立了210个眼保健单位。第3阶段(2012-2016)侧重于核查消除致盲性沙眼。通过对历史上沙眼流行或经济萧条的16个省进行评估,SFCA证明致盲性沙眼已不再是一个公共卫生问题。在过去的20年里,SFCA在中国政府的大力支持下,极大地推动了中国防盲治盲事业,加速了眼保健系统的发展。狮子会和中国政府正在就SFCA的持续合作进行探讨。

Thank you NIHA and LCIF and all who have contributed this week.

再次感谢NIHA和LCIF,以及所有参与和为本周做出贡献的朋友们。

Image on top: Qinghai school screening/LCIF

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