David Conner, CEO of OCBC Bank, said, 'Our much larger private bank will significantly benefit customers from both IAPB
The main purpose of our research was to present a model to be used by medical doctors to enable them to observe the effects of IAPB
on MI for each patient.
But, this is also the only region in the world where 86 percent of member governments and organizations have completed their plans in terms of goals set forth by global organizations for blindness prevention, including the IAPB," said the Ministry of Health statement.
The statement further said that the "Vision 2020" is a global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness and has been launched jointly by the World Health Organization and the IAPB with a number of NGOs, professional associations, eye care institutions and corporations.
World Sight Day 2014 is the first year for WHO to implement its Global Action Plan, supported by IAPB
that encourages members and partners to adopt the rolling theme "Universal Eye Health," and the "Call to Action" for World Sight Day of "No More Avoidable Blindness.
Adopting the message, 'No more avoidable blindness' as the theme for 2014, the goals set forward by the IAPB
are far-reaching and ambitious.
Seeing is Believing is the single largest contributor to the development of 'Vision 2020 - The Right to Sight', a global campaign launched by the World Health Organisation and IAPB
to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020.
Preventing blindness in children, report of a WHO/ IAPB
and WHO share a joint goal of eradicating avoidable blindness by 2020.
President of IAPB
, Bob McMullan, who signed the declaration on behalf of the newly elected IAPB
officers, said: "Eye health affects every individual and the economy of every country.