Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Charity & Humanity(Government, Legal & Humanity)
Filter PR by
  
The Fred Hollows Foundation Aims to Reduce Blindness in Region With New Dubai Hub
 
The Fred Hollows Foundation Aims to Reduce Blindness in Region With New Dubai Hub
  • International development organisation The Fred Hollows Foundation opens new regional office in the International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai
  • 15 million people suffer from blindness in the Middle East and South Asia; the majority of these could easily be treated 
Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international development organisation that works to eliminate avoidable blindness in more than 25 countries around the world, has announced the opening of a new regional office in International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai. 
 
The Honourable John Brumby AO, Chairman of The Foundation, made the announcement with CEO of International Humanitarian City, Giuseppe Saba.
 
“This new regional base in IHC will help accelerate our efforts to treat some of the millions in this region who are needlessly blind,” said Mr Brumby. 
 
According to the International Association for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) there are 15 million people in Middle East and South Asia who are blind. Four out of five of these people can easily be treated but they don’t have access to eye health care as they live in poverty and cannot afford the cost of travel or treatment. 
 
“Though we have already restored sight to almost half a million people in South Asia and the Middle East, and two million globally, we are determined to do more,” said Mr Brumby. 
 
“In 2018 in South Asia and the Middle East alone, The Foundation plans to screen more than 1 million people; provide more than 70,000 cataract surgeries; and train more than 11,000 doctors, nurses, community health workers and teachers. Having a base in the IHC will help us in these efforts.”
 
During the past 13 years, the Foundation has already provided eye health training for more than 1,000 local doctors, nurses and community health workers as well as sight saving surgery, medicines and vital equipment in countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Myanmar and Palestine. 
 
CEO of IHC, Giuseppe Saba, welcomed The Foundation to the Dubai’s International Humanitarian City free zone. “We now have over 50 international members installed in their offices in IHC. It is clear we are attracting world class non-profits such as the esteemed Fred Hollows Foundation.”
 
According to IAPB there are 3.47 million people who suffer from blindness in the Middle East and 11.76 million in South Asia. Additionally, 79 million suffer from sever vision impairment. Both conditions can hinder quality of life, employment opportunities and freedom of movement.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 10614 times
PR Category : Government, Legal & Humanity
Posted on : Monday, December 4, 2017  4:06:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Mohamad Al Jounde from Syria wins International Children's P...
Next Story : Phumzile: UN Women uses rigorous methods to monitor and eval...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
The FW18 Trend Report From Weill Paris [20807-Views]
Climax Mascara Never Fake It [13774-Views]
Discover the Secret to Younger-looking, Radiant Skin [13640-Views]
Keep your skin looking healthy and hydrated, naturally [13536-Views]
Jessica Kahawaty in Dubai to Celebrate the Launch of SUKIN, Australia's No.1 Natural Skinc... [10858-Views]
Brow Contour Pro 4-in-1 defining & highlighting brow pencil [10419-Views]
LOOTAH Perfumes brings a collection of delicate scents to fulfill the needs of the fragran... [10260-Views]
The Balmain Haute Elegance Oval mirrors the brand's soul [9595-Views]
BodyO launches officially its AiPod for a full body check-up during the Gitex Future Stars [9217-Views]
The Rado DiaMaster Petite Seconde Automatic COSC The Rado watch at the top of the precisio... [8924-Views]
Get flawless skin with Rodial's new Booster Drops [8570-Views]
The World of Aigner Wunderkammer [8381-Views]
Lexus Design Award 2019 open for entries [8003-Views]
Elegant and feminine new Mini Bubble set to make a big splash [7436-Views]
Trend Alert! Giddy up on the best platform with your new horse-inspo ensemble from kate sp... [7290-Views]
Manero Peripheral (43 Mm) Classic Watchmaking Meets State of,the Art Technology [7125-Views]
Introducing the GUESS Jeans Fall 2018 Collection' [6826-Views]
Curate your perfect Autumn Winter wardrobe, with Robinsons [6722-Views]
Dubai Shopping Festival Returns With Much-awaited Mega Raffles [6618-Views]
Mohammad Abdullah, President of Dubai Institute of Design and Innovation (DIDI) [6454-Views]
Corum Heritage Eleganza- Dedicated to the stylish woman [6344-Views]
Daniel Craig Brings the Diver 300m to the Surface [6252-Views]
DS Podium Chronograph 1/100 sec [6210-Views]
Dubai's newest social hub - Bar Baar introduces ‘Thela Baar Brunch' [5941-Views]
OMEGA gets set to time the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 [5868-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories