Navigation Links
Debra Winger Wants Indians Abroad To Help Visually Impaired

Debra Winger, the Hollywood actress who is promoting eye care will be approaching Indians living abroad to help the visually impaired people living in India. Even though the country has a very high number// of visually impaired people, 80% of them can be cured, according to Debra Winger.

Winger, who at the age of 17 met with an accident that left her temporarily blind, but she came out of it, is today a global ambassador for Sight Savers International.

‘The purpose of my trip is not to promote but to learn because I have not been to India before,’ said the actress who starred in such films as ‘An Officer And A Gentleman’ and ‘Terms Of Endearment’. ‘India is important because of the partnership between Sight Savers International and Venu Eye Institute and Research Centre (VEIRC) and for their work,’ she added.

She went to Rewari in Haryana 5 January 2006 to see a community-based program run by Venu, the Indian partner for Sight Savers - for visually impaired people. She visited camps for cataract operations and spent time with the patients and she was moved by the work of field workers.

'I met the field workers in Rewari District, the important link in this chain that works. They are being trained by Venu and doing a great job. They travel to the remotest area to help these visually impaired people.'

She was surprised to see them traveling by bicycle and suggested to former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, who was also present at the conference, that the roads should be improved. Pataudi, who has a false eye, has been associated with Venu as its Sight Ambassador for the last 10 years.

He said: 'This is a global problem and lots of people are affected. My family and I are associated with Venu for more than a decade and have been working for these people'.

The actress who has been involved in a lot of charity work joined the organization two-and-a-half years ago and befor e coming to India she went to Kenya. Debra started her acting career at the age of 17 but it was the John Travolta- starrer 'Urban Cowboy' that made her a star.

EditedIANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Indian Doctor Wants March 21st To Be Celebrated As World Down Syndrome Day
2. Rolling Stones Guitarist Wants Chemotherapy
3. Cocaine Kates Lover Wants to Kick his Drug Habit
4. Vayalar Ravi Wants Health Education In Schools
5. NHS Trust Wants Abortion Mothers Case To Be Dismissed
6. Coraki Community Wants To Know About the Plans for the Campbell Hospital
7. Indian American Doctor Wants Healthcare Reforms
8. Indian American Doctor Wants Healthcare Reforms
9. Eminent Doctors In UK Wants The NHS To Abandon Alternative Medicines:
10. Health Minister Wants Names of Uncooperative Hospital Consultants
11. US Boy Wants the Right of Choice of Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th ... Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the ... published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ... in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of ... innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support ... your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in healthcare ... Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced during ... , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In the ... a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, ... retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... WASHINGTON , Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen ... to advance the use of wearable and home sensors ... brain disorders. Early Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused ... populations, will provide an affordable analytical system to record ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: ... data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected to appear ... listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... PROVIDENCE, R.I. , Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... immunogenicity assessment, vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced ... focused on the development of personalized therapeutic cancer ... and has provided exclusive access to enabling technologies ... MSc Eng., MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: