Daily Archives: October 8, 2020

HelpMeSee Launches Revolutionary Technology in Response to the Global Cataract Crisis

Not-for-profit campaign announces medical training breakthrough with its Eye Surgery Simulator NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HelpMeSee, the not-for-profit global campaign to end cataract blindness, today announced a landmark achievement in medical simulation training with the completion of its Eye Surgery Simulator. Equipped with sensory touch feedback and realistic virtual graphics, the HelpMeSee Eye […]

HelpMeSee lance une technologie révolutionnaire en réponse à la crise mondiale de la cataracte

Une campagne à but non lucratif annonce une percée dans la formation médicale avec son simulateur d’opération oculaire NEW YORK, 8 octobre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HelpMeSee, la campagne mondiale à but non lucratif visant à mettre fin à la cécité causée par la cataracte, a annoncé aujourd’hui une réalisation historique dans la formation à la simulation médicale avec […]

Kidnapped Mali Politician, French Aid Worker and 2 Italians Freed

BAMAKO, MALI – Kidnapped Malian politician Soumaila Cisse, French aid worker Sophie Petronin and two Italians were freed Thursday, Mali’s presidency said, after lengthy periods in the hands of Islamist insurgents. Their release follows a tense few days, as reports that the Malian authorities had freed scores of suspected militants over the weekend fueled expectations

UN agencies launch “Learning is Back”, a song on return to learning in the Middle East and North Africa

Ensuring continuity of learning for all children in-person or remotely is a priority as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the region and disrupting the education process. To watch the music video, download the song and access multimedia products, click here UN Agencies*[1] in the region unveiled today “Rej’et El Sineh” [‘Learning is Back’], a

COVID-19 halting crucial mental health services in Africa, WHO survey

Brazzaville, 8 October 2020 – Critical funding gaps are halting and disrupting crucial mental health services in Africa, as demand for these services rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new World Health Organization (WHO) survey shows. The survey of 28 African countries was undertaken as part of the first global examination of the devastating impact

East and Southern Africa Region COVID-19 Situation Report No. 8 (1- 30 September 2020)

Regional Highlights ● All countries in the region have continued to register new cases of COVID-19. Although the new infection rates have significantly reduced over the last eight weeks, it is evident that new clusters of infections are emerging in specific localities in many countries. ● South Africa has the highest number of new cases

UNHCR Ethiopia COVID-19 and Operational Update 07 October 2020

COVID-19 Operational Context As of 06 October 2020, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) reported 80,003 coronavirus cases and 1,238 fatalities in the country, with growing community transmissions of the virus. More than 1.3 million samples were collected and tested throughout the country, including nearly 190,000 samples collected and tested as part of a nation-wide

World Sight Day: An Opportunity to Refocus on Vision as a Global Priority

Good vision must be integral part of build-back strategy. DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On October 8, the Vision Impact Institute joins global vision organizations to emphasize the need for good vision as part of World Sight Day. The theme, Hope in Sight, provides a platform to create awareness about the importance of good […]