Navigation Links
World Health Organization thanks CBM For their outstanding work
Date:10/10/2007

TORONTO, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ - CBM President Professor Allen Foster met with the Director-General Dr Margaret Chan, for the World Health Organizations global initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness "Vision 2020: The Right to Sight" on the eve of World Sight Day 2007 at WHO Headquarters Geneva.

Dr. Chan thanked CBM for their longstanding 20 year partnership and support, both financially and with technical personnel, for the prevention of blindness, deafness and for other disability related programmes in the developing World.

World Sight Day 2007 will be celebrated on Thursday 11th October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment for Children.

"Early intervention is key to ensuring that children with eye problems have the best possible outcomes in the developing countries," says Prof. Foster. "Almost 50 percent of the world's 1.4 million children living without sight are needlessly blind, from avoidable causes. This is a major public health priority that needs to be addressed."

Every minute, a child goes blind - in the developing world, a child has a 60% chance of dying within one year of going blind. Over 1 million children in the developing world under the age of 15 are now blind.

CBM is a founding member of VISION 2020: the Right to Sight which is a global initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). We are working together to eliminate avoidable blindness worldwide by the year 2020, in order to give everyone in the world the Right to Sight.

CBM currently supports 1,011 disability-focused projects in 112 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. CBM has performed 8 million cataract surgeries worldwide.

CBM is an expert at helping people with disabilities throughout the developing world.

/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on

the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.

Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive

website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited

members of the media/


'/>"/>
SOURCE CBMI Canada
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Oracle Corp. to help build worlds first "Digital Hospital"
2. The World Bank funds private Hospital in India
3. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
4. Half of worlds children are passive smokers - damning disclosure from WHO
5. Ajanta Launches Worlds First Once-A-Day Nimesulide Oral Formulation
6. Televisions ruling babys world!
7. World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking
8. World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking
9. World Health Organisation Takes a Historic Decision and Approves Treaty to Discourage Smoking
10. World SARS-free within weeks
11. Worlds oldest turns 116 in Japan
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... ... Despite its pervasiveness, many physicians are unfamiliar with how best to treat ... practice. Now, however, a timely review has been published in the Journal of ... NeuP and educating preclinical scientists on its diagnosis and choice of treatment. , The ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... Murfreesboro, Tennessee (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 ... ... chronic care services, announced today that Claritas Capital, a Nashville-based private equity firm, ... to accelerate our expansion plans for some time, and Claritas Capital offers the ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... Hayes, Inc., ... a new eBook titled “ 5 Questions to Ask Before Entering the Maze ... the Genetic Test Evaluation (GTE) team, the book explores the various types of ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 20, 2017 , ... AMC Health , the leading provider of proven ... trials market. Similar to its approach in demonstrating positive outcomes in the healthcare market, ... proving the value of eVisits to support virtual studies. , In a ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... June 20, 2017 , ... With certifications and experience that puts ... NJ, Drs. Adam and Hal Kimowitz are currently accepting new patients at their practice ... can cause for some patients, which is why they offer the latest in modern ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/1/2017)... 2017 Nutriceutical Holdings (NH), parent company of ... and KD Pharma Group have decided to join forces ... Pharma Group. KD Pharma Group will become the largest ... the entire company. "We believe we have ... to growing the NH companies by providing us with ...
(Date:5/29/2017)... TEL AVIV, Israel, May 29, 2017  Cellect Biotechnology ... of innovative technology which enables the functional selection of ... financial results for the first quarter ended March 31 ... pleased with our accomplishments in the first quarter of ... the first quarter, we announced the treatment of the ...
(Date:5/23/2017)... 23, 2017  Leaf Healthcare, recognized for developing ... for pressure ulcer prevention, will unveil its comprehensive ... Critical Care Nurses, National Teaching Institute and Critical ... The Leaf Patient Monitoring System is the first ... environment.  The system seamlessly tracks patient movement throughout ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: