Noor Dubai Foundation joins IAPB

Noor Dubai Foundation (NDF) recently joined the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB).

The IAPB is the global umbrella body of over 125 organizations, comprising of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), professional bodies, educational and research institutions and major hospitals, coming together with one unified mission to eliminate main causes of preventable blindness and visual impairment.

Dr Manal Taryam , CEO of Noor Dubai Foundation highlighted importance of joining the IAPB. She said: “Through its large network of members, IAPB will provide opportunities for the Foundation to network with peers from organizations worldwide and share best practices in addition to gaining access to global institutions such as the WHO and World Bank. By forming relationships with various entities, NDF aims to broaden its partnership potential with key global players.”

Dr Taryam further added,, “In its first year, Noor Dubai managed to treat 5.8 million individuals, which led to a decision to establish Noor Dubai as an NGO in 2010. To date, over 24 m individuals from all over Africa and Asia have benefited from free treatment and preventive programs conducted by the Foundation as well as provision of free glasses and medication.”

The IAPB will also provide the Foundation with access to a wealth of information through the IAPB briefing papers, manuals, and tool kits as well expert advice from IAPB staff and approved consultants on various matters including strategic planning and partnerships.

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