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Sydney, Australia, 29 October 2016: The four years since the last General Assembly seems to have flown by in a blink of the eye

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Durban, South Africa, 28 October 2016: A new report on myopia and high myopia, the result of a joint World Health Organization (WHO) and Brien Holden Vision Institute meeting, has just been announced

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Johannesburg, South Africa, 13 October, 2016: Giving Sight to Gauteng, a new eye care program in South Africa will target to areas of Johannesburg with a drastic shortage of eye care...

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Emmanuel is 12 year old boy who couldn’t attend school. He wished every day he could go with the other children in the village.

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Joel de Melo Bambamba, who graduated top of his class from Universidade Lúrio in Mozambique as one of the first optometrists in the country, is the eldest of five brothers.

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Kampala, Uganda, 4 August 2016: From workforce development to sustainable delivery of services, eye health is gaining ground in Uganda. Today marks the launch of a community access vision centre at the Makerere University Hospital in Kampala.

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, 8 March, 2016: Many lives in Papua New Guinea (PNG) will benefit from the opening of the Lions National Resource Centre for Eye Health on the University of PNG (UPNG) campus on March 9, 2016. 

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Sydney, Australia, 12 February 2016: Half the world’s population (nearly 5 billion) will be short-sighted (myopic) by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them (1 billion) at a significantly increased risk of blindness if current trends continue.

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Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria, 22 January 2016: Lasting achievements highlight the completion of a five year project which focused on drastically reducing the prevalence of blindness, eye disease and vision impairment in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

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Sydney, Australia, 3 November 2015: The commonest cause of vision impairment has been overlooked as a cause of disability. A recent publication in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights an important oversight in global eye care.

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