We were at the Vision 2020-INDIA conference in Chennai

The Orbis India team participated in the 15th Annual Conference of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight-INDIA held in Chennai

Achieving Universal Eye Health for Everyone and Everywhere

This year the 15th Annual Conference of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight- INDIA was held at Aravind Eye Hospital where team Orbis participated and presented papers. The event was inaugurated by the Honorable Governor of Tamil Nadu, Shri Banwarilal Purohit.

Over 600 delegates representing 115 organizations from 18 states and two union territories attended the national conference

Orbis at the Vision 2020 Conference

The Orbis team participated in the free paper and poster presentation at the conference. The national conference in community ophthalmology focused on discussing and deliberating strategies to identify a way forward, keeping in view the global approach, to integrate eye health into universal health.

Sheeladevi Sethu, our Technical Advisor at Orbis received the Best Paper award for her paper titled: 'Childhood cataract in India – Present status and recommendations.'

Srinivasulu Kuragayala, our Manager - Program Development also received the Best Poster award for his poster titled: "Integration of renewable energy and digital technology at vision centers to provide access to uninterrupted primary eye care services for remote and underserved communities"

Under the free paper category, Abhishek Jha, Program Manager, presented on "Refractive Error Among Children (REACH)-An innovative school eye health program," and Prachi Aggarwal, Senior Program Manager, presented on "Early identification and referral for pediatric eye care services through Anganwadi Centers."

Under the poster presentation category, Smridhi Singh, Program Officer presented on 'Gender Inclusive Eye Care'' and Talkad Chatura, Program Officer, presented on ''Knowledge Attitude and Practices (KAP) survey on children’s eye health- A comparative study among household, medical/para medical and non-medical group in rural districts of Bihar."