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Age-related causes of visual impairment and blindness are increasing, as is blindness due to uncontrolled diabetes (WHO)
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CBM global sponsor of 9GA

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The CBM stand at the 9th General Assembly (9GA) of the IAPB

CBM was a global sponsor of the 9th General Assembly (9GA) of the IAPB, held in Hyderabad, India in September 2012.

Eye Health: Everyone’s Business

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Dr. Sara Varughese (Acting Regional Director, CBM South Asia Regional Office) and David Lewis (CBM Australia) at a press conference during the 9GA event
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is the alliance which leads worldwide efforts in blindness prevention.

The 9th General Assembly (9GA) of IAPB was held in Hyderabad, India (from 17 to 20 September) and the Assembly theme was 'Eye Health: Everyone’s Business'.

CBM was a Global Sponsor of this unique international event, which brought together a wide spectrum of professionals, academics, policy makers and development experts.

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VISION 2020 – A global alliance

In 1999 CBM was one of the founding organisations to launch VISION 2020, a global initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness by the year 2020



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CBM has nominated Dr Albrecht Hennig as its 'Eye Health Hero', to be recognised at the 9GA

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