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:10/13/2017)... Pa. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... While ... dark poses a problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. ... to medication in darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... PurhealthRX , a leading Health and Nutrition Company, is announcing the ... spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly growing CBD market by reducing the amount ... into liquid products, while reducing costs to end users. , The team of researchers ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes ... of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple ... Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional ... action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. ... a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success ... focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth ... and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected ... local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your ... The nine-time Emmy ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, ... assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the ... on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. ... has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to ... Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... the medical device industry is in an odd place. ... the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales passed ... want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: