Monday, November 19, 2012

Child Eye Health for Tanzania under National Eye Care program as Coordinated by Ministry of Health

Dear Fellow Lions,
I herewith forward to you mail received from Ministry of Health, Eye Care Program Department.
I will appreciate if you can please attend this launching program as I will not be able to attend.
Thanks & Regards,

Dear NPBC members,

Greetings from the Ministry of Health.

As some of you may be aware, the National Eye Care Program has been involved in developing a joint proposal on Child eye health for Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda since early this year for funding by Standard Chartered Bank under seeing is believing initiative.
There were two proposals being developed simultaneously under two NGO consortia led by CBM and Brien Holden Vision Institute.
I am glad to inform you that the two proposal have been accepted for funding. Our country has been selected to host the event to officially launch the program for the three countries.

This event which is organized and hosted by Standard Chartered bank will be held on tuesday 20th November 2012 at Mnazi Mmoja grounds in Dar es salaam. The guest of honor will be the Vice President of the URT. We also expect to receive Ministers for health from Kenya and Uganda together with representatives from Standard Chartered bank East Africa, IAPB- Africa and regional representatives of our partner NGOs.

 There will also be a one day screening eye camp for children below 8 years at the same grounds.

Some of you may have already received invitations from Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania.

With this note, I would like to kindly request you to participate in this important event for eye care in Tanzania.

Please find attached, the program for the event.


Dr. Mwakyusa

Nkundwe Mwakyusa (MD, MMed, MPH)
Programme Manager,
National Eye Care Programme,
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare,
P.O Box 9083,
Dar es Salaam.


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