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CBM nominates Dr Hennig as 'Eye Health Hero'

05-04-2012
Dr. Albrecht Hennig and his wife Kristina
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Dr. Albrecht Hennig and his wife Kristina

CBM nominates retired co-worker Dr Albrecht Hennig as 'Eye Health Hero', a feature of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) 9th General Assembly (9GA) in September 2012.

Passion and commitment

At the 9th General Assembly (9GA) of The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in September 2012, front line staff whose work in the field and engagement in the community makes a real difference in aiding vision and restoring sight all around the globe will be recognised as 'Eye Health Heroes'. Their passion and commitment help make the VISION 2020 goals an everyday reality.

Each hero has been put forward by an IAPB member organisation to recognise those exemplary workers whose efforts are seldom in the limelight. CBM is very proud to nominate Dr Albrecht Hennig from Nepal as its 9GA Eye Health Hero.

CBM Global Sponsor of the 9GA

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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 will be in Hyderabad, India, from 17 to 20 September 2012. CBM is a Global Sponsor of this year's event, where the Assembly theme is 'Eye Health: Everyone’s Business'.

About Dr Hennig's work

Dr Hennig, through his hospital network in Nepal, has made a significant contribution to VISION 2020 by reducing avoidable blindness in the region. Be it eye care services or strengthening human resource capacity in Nepal, Dr Hennig's contributions are much lauded and many.

A distinguished ophthalmologist, Dr Hennig ran the Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital (SCEH) in Lahan. SCEH from 1983. It began as a 12-bed hospital and has now grown into a network of two high-volume hospitals and eight primary eye care centres and is now called the Eastern Regional Eye Care Programme.

Dr Hennig 'honoured'

Dr Albrecht Hennig (face)
"I feel very much honoured to be nominated as 9GA Eye Health Hero. However, I would like to mention that the good work, which was done in our project throughout the many years, was only possible thanks to the continuous support of CBM and the hard and dedicated work of our whole team".
Dr Albrecht Hennig


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