Day 9 – Philippines

Today is kids day at Adventist Hospital Santiago City where a volunteer group of eye surgeons and specialists are operating on those unable to afford cataract surgery. While cataract is most commonly found in older patients it does occur in children and sometimes from birth.  Several of the children on today’s waiting list come from families …

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Sydney cataract team set sight on the Philippines

On 25 April a team of five eye health volunteers from Sydney will be travelling to Adventist Hospital Santiago City, Philippines to perform sight saving cataract surgery on some of the estimated 400,000 people suffering from curable blindness in the Philippines. The team is part of an ongoing eye health partnership between two Sydney overseas …

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WHO Global Action Plan

Foresight strongly endorses the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Action Plan that provides clear guidelines and targets for eye health improvements from 2014-2019. In May 2013 the 66th World Health Assembly approved the Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Avoidable Blindness and Visual Impairment 2014-2019. The vision of the global action plan is a world in which …

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Improving Maternal Health to combat ROP

On 11 April 2015 we celebrate International Maternal Health Day. There are so many reasons why improving maternal health is beneficial to us individually, communally and economically. One specific result of improved maternal health is the reduction in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). ROP is a disease that occurs in premature babies. It causes abnormal blood vessels …

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World Health Day – Food & the Prevention of Blindness

World Health Day was celebrated this month on 7 April, with the WHO highlighting the challenges associated with food safety under the slogan “From farm to plate, make food safe.” The day highlighted the importance of food safety along the length of the food chain from production and transport, to preparation and consumption. Food and it’s quality plays …

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TEAM FORESIGHT City2Surf 2015

Join the Foresight team to run, or walk the City2Surf 2015. Not only will you be part of one of the best fun runs in Sydney but you’ll be helping Foresight raise awareness and funds to alleviate avoidable blindness in the Asia Pacific Region. REGISTER NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE! To register for the event and …

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