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Sydney, Australia, 16 May 2019: The new Global Myopia Centre at the Brien Holden Vision Institute aims to bring together available expertise and resources in research, innovation, education and global advocacy efforts in myopia

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Durban, South Africa, 12 May 2019: Each year the immense contribution that nurses make to global eye health is recognised on International Nurses Day, this year we celebrated Petronella Nichols, MBA, Africa Regional Director, Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, who started her professional career as a registered nurse. Here is her inspirational story...

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 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 30 April 2019: Today a dedicated optometry student from Ho Chi Minh City will receive reward for her tenacious commitment to studying optometry. The scholarship is being granted by an Australian optometrist, Dr Tony Hanks OAM 

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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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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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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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