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Sydney, Australia, 19 March 2019: Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation today announced that it has received a donation of $225,000 – the largest single donation in the history of the Foundation.

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 Sydney, Australia, 8 March 2019: Gender equity is not solely a women’s issue as it concerns and needs engagement from men as well as women. Equity between women and men is seen both as a human rights issue and as a precondition for, and indicator of, sustainable people-centred development.

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Barcelona, Spain, 28 February 2019: “Eye health services are far too often a neglected part of child health interventions at the expense of a student’s potential,” said Hasan Minto, Global Programs Director at Our Children’s Vision and Chair of the IAPB’s working group on school eye health.

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Kampala, Uganda, 16 January 2019: Today marks the momentous occasion of the pioneer optometrists graduating at Makerere University in Kampala after completing the first optometry degree ratified in Uganda.

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Singapore, 19 November 2018: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) joined with Brien Holden Vision Institute in a recent collaborative meeting at the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI), to host a regional discussion on myopia.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 8 November 2018: Today‘s date will be remembered in history as the momentous day the optometry profession emerged in Vietnam. Spirits are soaring in Ho Chi Minh City as the first Vietnamese-trained optometrists will graduate from the first school of optometry.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka, October 11, 2018: Today we announce the momentous occasion of celebrating 10 years of working with our dedicated partners in Sri Lanka from 2008-2018.

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Geneva, Switzerland, 5 October 2018: A study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization has found that while school eye health programs can reduce vision impairment in children in low- and middle-income countries, programs need policy-based support to be sustainable and effective.

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Mwanza, Lake Zone, Tanzania, 20 September, 2018: Recent celebrations launched a new eye care project which will bring free eye services to more than 20,000 people in the Lake Zone.

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Sydney, Australia, 15 September, 2018: May’s unfaltering ability to engage with learners from all nationalities makes her an outstanding teacher and agent of change. She is, in my view, nothing less than a great eye health hero.

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