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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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Sydney, Australia, 1 March 2019: More than 85 global experts have contributed to eight reports covering all aspects of myopia, just published in a special edition of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

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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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Sydney, Australia, 10 December 2018: Myopia (or short-sightedness) is an ‘epidemic’ in many countries of the world, especially in East Asia where nearly 80% of high school leavers (16-18 years old) have the condition.

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Sydney, Australia, 21 November 2018: Leading international myopia researcher, Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg has been appointed Head of the ‘Global Myopia Centre’ by the Brien Holden Vision Institute.

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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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San Antonio, U.S., 7 November 2018: Brien Holden Vision Institute has announced the new online ‘Global Myopia Centre’, bringing its expertise and resources in myopia research, practitioner training and global advocacy...

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Sydney, Australia, 9 October 2018: A shortcoming of current contact lenses designed to slow the progression of myopia is that they can result in compromised visual performance.

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Sydney, Australia, 5 October 2018: Professor Brian Layland, OAM OLM Fellow UNSW (HON. Causa) has resigned as Chair and Director of the Brien Holden Vision Institute Board.

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Shenzhen, China, 17 September 2018: Chinese President Xi Jinping has weighed in on the issue myopia as practitioners and researchers met at a major conference in Shenzhen, China

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