The Second Eye Health Forum on China-Africa Cooperation
Host: Blindness Prevention and Treatment Training Base, National Health Commission
Co-organizer: College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa (COECSA), African Ophthalmology Council (AOC), Orbis International, He Eye Hospital
Meeting: The Second Eye Health Forum on Development in China and –Africa Cooperation 2019
Time: Thursday, August 20, 2019 13:30-18: 00
Venue: Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda.
Purpose: to explore in depth how to integrate multiple resources to promote blindness prevention in Africa, and what strategies should be adopted to continuously improve the overall service capacity of eye health in African countries.
Background: At The Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing in April 2019, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed once again "we should devote ourselves to strengthening international cooperation, to create more development opportunities and space for developing countries to help them lift themselves out of poverty and achieve sustainable development." Africa is an important partner under China's "Belt and Road Initiative" development strategy. The cooperation on eye health between China and Africa is still in its infancy. The forum held in Beijing in August 2018, is the first formal dialogue between China and Africa on eye care.
After the forum, the Blindness Prevention and Treatment Training Base, National Health Commission begun to cooperate with Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda and other countries to promote China's model of prevention and treatment of blindness to African countries one after another. Let the artificial intelligence medical system combined with the anti-blindness model analyzed by big data take root in Africa.
Chair of the event:
President and founder of He Eye Hospital
Member of the Board of Directors of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
Director, Medical Administration, National Health Commission
Vice President of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
President of African Ophthalmology Council (AOC)
President of Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology
Speakers and guests of honor:
(ICO) Lifetime Honorary member of International Council of Ophthalmology
Lifetime member of the International Federation of Ophthalmological Societies
CEO & Co-founder, Cameroon Eye Clinic
Member of the Board of Directors of International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).
Director, Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology
Research project lead, College of Ophthalmology of Eastern Central and Southern Africa
Former President of African Ophthalmology Council
CEO, Eye Foundation Hospital
Director, Orbis International (Ethiopia)
Director, Orbis International (Zambia)
Professor, Queen's University Belfast
Global R&D Advisor, Orbis International
Assistant director of disabled & Eye Health, Ministry of Health, Uganda
Director, Community Eye Health Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Director of Marketing, Adaptica, Italy
Director of Ophthalmology, China-Chad Friendship Hospital
Director, Mauritania Ophthalmology Center