Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Ⅲ Virtual (23rd June 2020 11:00am UTC)

  • 2020-06-12 09:46:49

Organizer: China National Training Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Blindness

Co-organizers: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), Orbis International, He Eye Specialist Hospital (HESH)

Title: Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Ⅲ

Date: 23rd June 2020 11:00am UTC

Venue: Cloud Meeting

Objective: In-depth discussion on how to integrate multiple resources to cope with the changes of blindness prevention in Africa in 2020 and beyond, and what strategies should be adopted to continuously improve the overall service capacity of eye health in African countries.


In August 2018, the ‘2018 Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation’held in Beijing was the first formal dialogue between China and Africa. In 2019,  National Training Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Blindness, is committed to strengthening international cooperation in development, holding the “2019 Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation”in Kigali, Rwanda, and the "2019 Belt and Road National Eye Health Forum" in Dares Salaam, Tanzania respectively. After the forum, National Training Center, together with He Eye Specialist Hospital has begun to reach out to the countries including Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, etc, to promote China's prevention and treatment blindness mode to African countries. It is the model combining with artificial intelligence, big data analysis and cloud platform.

National Training Center will continue to deepen China-Africa friendship, faithfully push forwards the achievements of the forum on China-Africa cooperation and the Belt and Road cooperation forum, and help African countries fundamentally solve the problem of prevention and treatment of blindness.





Wei He

Founder and President of He Eye Specialist Hospital (HESH)


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Peter Holland

CEO of International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB)

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Bob Ranck

President and CEO of Orbis International

Invited Guests


Ke Yao

Chairman of Ophthalmology Committee of Chinese Medical Association


Xuejun Gu

Vice President of Affiliated Eye Hospital of Nanchang University


Xiaohui Zhang

Director of Ward Ⅰ, Heilongjiang Provincial Eye Hospital

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Daniel Etyaale

Former WHO VISION 2020 Global Coordinator for Africa , World Health Organization (WHO) 

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Munir K. Eshetu

Adviser to Minister, Ministry of Health in Ethiopia

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Nathan Congdon

Professor of Queen’s University Belfast

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James Muecke

Chairman of Sight for All


Geoffrey Tabin

Co-Founder and Chairman of Himalayan Cataract Project

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