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Saudi Arabia among top countries in combating blindness

The CEO of King Khalid Eye Specialist Hospital, Dr Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi, announced that the KSA is considered one of the most important countries in combating blindness globally.

Saudi Arabia made many efforts to get the approval of the General Assembly of WHO in 2006 to include the fight against blindness within its strategic plans.

In his speech to Al Arabiya.net, Al-Rajhi said: 

“There are upcoming plans whose details will be arranged. A partnership contract will be signed between the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean of the International Agency for Combating Blindness (IAPB) and King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital with the King Salman Relief Center and humanitarian works.

All is to devote the importance of improving ophthalmology medical services and distinguished treatments.”

Anti-Blindness Agency

It is worth mentioning that IAPB, a partner of the World Health Organization, announced last month the election of Dr Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi as head of the institution, with 22 countries affiliated.

The appointment of Al-Rajhi is a recognition for his pioneering role in Ophthalmology, particularly the fight against blindness.

He contributed to the establishment and management of the international association Union to Combat Blindness, the development of regional and international ophthalmology organizations, and led global efforts to prioritize blindness prevention in the plans and strategies of the World Health Organization,

Al-Rajhi’s collects several global, regional and local awards for leadership, scientific achievement, and eye care.

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