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Half of all blindness is caused by cataract, which means that nearly 20 million people could regain sight through a simple operation. CBM and its project partners did this procedure 644,000 times in the world's poorest places in 2010
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Dr Daniel Etya'alé

Regional Advisor for Eye Health

Dr Daniel Etya'alé from Cameroon, an eye doctor specialising in tropical eye medicine, has been working with CBM since 1987.

Dr Etya'ale was appointed IAPB Executive Director for Africa in November 2009.

From 1987 to 1994, he was employed at the Presbyterian Hospital in Enongal, Cameroon. In 1995, CBM seconded him to the World Health Organization in Geneva as Coordinator of ivermectin (anti-parasite medication) distribution, for the African Onchocerciasis Control Programme. In 2000, he took on the post of Africa Coordinator at WHO within the VISION 2020 programme.

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