SiB Star: JIA Yading, Director/retinal surgeon, Shanxi Provincial Eye Hospital, JIA Yading, China
Nominated by Orbis
Dr. Jia is always very supportive to the Orbis China, Shanxi project.
He would spare his time to listen to any NGO partner whenever he was required although he had surgery to do, OPD patients to see, and administrative issues and other governmental work to deal with. More importantly, he solved problems on-site immediately.
“The project is a very important part of work to our hospital and to me. Just let me know whenever you need me.” said Dr Jia Yading. He is the driving person on blindness prevention in Shanxi Province where the total population is 36 million.
He successfully advocated the collaboration with education sector on child eye health. He has started to advocate whole society to concern about child eye health.