International "Hero of Eye Health" Award, He Eye Group - Yan Chunhong, Director of he'sHe He Eye Blindness Prevention Office, became the winner in China
The quadrennial International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Council of Members, was held in Durban, South Africa, from 27 to 30 October 2016. It is the world's highest-level international conference in the field of blindness prevention and treatment, and this year is the 10th. The conference invited leaders from all over the world to attend and give lectures, focusing on the achievements, problems and challenges of the global prevention and treatment of blindness.
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Council of Members was held in Durban, South Africa
During the conference, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness awarded the "Eye Health Hero" award to 24 eye health workers around the world. They are ophthalmologists and managers working at the forefront of the prevention and treatment of blindness around the world. Yan Chunhong, then director of He Eye Blind Prevention Office, became a winner in China. Director Yan Chunhong is the second "Eye Health Hero" to win this international award after Dr. Lu Qing, director of He Office of Prevention and Treatment of Blindness, won the award in 2012. In addition, Ms. Zhao Ming, Director of the He Eye Group, was awarded the Eye Health Leadership Award by the IAPB in 2013. This shows that the highest international organization for the prevention of blindness has affirmed the depth of He's work on the prevention and treatment of blindness.
Yan Chunhong, Director of He Eye Blind Prevention Office, won the title of International "Eye Health Hero"
He's Office of Prevention and treatment of Blind Ophthalmology is a department of He Eye GroupHe Eye Group specializing in the prevention and treatment of blindness for public welfare. It highlights the social responsibility of He Eye Group and is a window reflecting the concept of "dedication to society" of He Eye Group. Established in 2004, the Office of Blindness Prevention and treatment is home to the Office of Vision 2020 in Liaoning Province and the Office of the Co-Chairman of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Western Pacific region. Its main duties are based on the (WHO) and IAPB Blindness Prevention Plan of the State, the World Health Organization, the relevant health departments of the central and Liaoning provinces and cities, the disabled Persons' Federation at all levels, the Light of Care Blindness Prevention Foundation and other charitable and public welfare organizations, national and international non-governmental organizations, and so on, to carry out the prevention and treatment of blindness in Liaoning Province and even the whole country.
Yan Chunhong became the second "Eye Health Hero" to win this international honor after Dr. Lu Qing, director of the Office of Prevention and treatment of Blindness in He Eye Group.
The activities are mainly aimed at communities and rural areas; improving the capacity of grass-roots ophthalmic services; and prevention and treatment of ophthalmopathy for the poor in ethnic minorities and remote areas. Current projects include cataract poverty alleviation projects, prevention and treatment of childhood ophthalmopathy, construction of county-township-village eye care networks, community screening and public education projects, vision 2020 blindness prevention projects, low vision rehabilitation, prevention of blindness scientific research and small incision cataract surgery training, optometrist training, village doctor training and many other training projects.