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ICO Educational Sessions and More at IAPB 10th General Assembly

Posted on December 20, 2016
Topic: Conference/Congress, Education

The ICO Guidelines for Glaucoma and the 2017 ICO Guidelines for Diabetic Eye Care were received with great enthusiasm at ICO-involved education sessions at the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 10th General Assembly (10GA) in October in Durban, South Africa.

The IAPB 10GA was co-sponsored by the ICO. For additional news about the IAPB 10GA:

  • Official Speech of ICO Ambassador Vision 2020
    Kgalema Motlanthe, ICO Ambassador of VISION 2020 in Sub-Saharan Africa and former President of South Africa, spoke at the IAPB 10GA about the nearly 20 million visually impaired people in Africa. He articulated the continuing and emerging visual conditions that are contributing to loss of sight in the region and steps for effective blindness prevention programs.
  • L’OCCITANE Rewards Innovative Solutions and Breakthroughs
    To support research against avoidable blindness and to improve eye care in developing countries, L'OCCITANE Foundation presented two grants of €50,000 each at the 10GA:
  • Dr. Zareen Khair received the first Sight Award for Innovation. Noting a gender gap in vision care, Dr. Khair partnered with women’s health and rights organizations to improve sight for 135,000 women and children in rural Bangladesh.
  • Dr. Wondu Alemayehu received a Sight Award in recognition of his research on potential behavioral and environmental determinants in the prevalence of trachoma in Ethiopia.
  • Launch of Eye Health Vision Atlas
    The IAPB Vision Atlas was launched at the 10GA. This important and in-depth resource brings together the latest data and evidence related to avoidable blindness and sight loss. Go to: atlas.iapb.org.

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