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Posted on September 20, 2019

In our work, we’re privileged to have the opportunity to speak to some amazing people at the forefront of vision awareness, research, and advocacy. Going forward, we’re excited to be able to bring those conversations directly to you. Recently, we had the opportunity to host a discussion with newly-appointed VII Advisory Board member Dr. Serge […]

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Posted on September 12, 2019

Last month, we highlighted the opportunities and challenges of our work in The Americas. This month, I sat down with Eva Lazuka-Nicoulaud, Director, Europe and Africa, to bring you a glimpse into our advocacy efforts in this vast region as we work to prioritize good vision. How many countries, languages, and people are in the […]

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Posted on August 14, 2019

  In the second half of 2018, we made a key decision to raise the global footprint of the Vision Impact Institute through the expansion of our team in key regions. I recently had the privilege to sit down with Judith Marcano Williams, VII Program Manager, The Americas, to capture a better understanding of this […]

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Posted on July 23, 2019

It’s no secret that the global prevalence of myopia is on the rise. It’s a trend that has implications for all of us, everywhere. By 2050, myopia will affect nearly five billion people, with one billion of those affected by high myopia. These people are children in schools, drivers on the road, and workers at […]

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Posted on July 15, 2019

This month in New York, the High-Level Political Forum, convened by the Economic and Social Council, takes place over a ten-day period. More than 2,000 participants including ministers, business and civil society leaders will rally to review progress on six of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I was struck by the fact that prioritizing […]

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Posted on July 08, 2019

Afua Asare sees the big picture when it comes to ensuring good vision for all. Through her research, she is investigating how vision care fits into the broader public health discussion and how costs and socioeconomic status impact an individual’s ability to receive care. The University of Toronto Ph.D. candidate is the 2019 Vision Impact […]

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