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The Kanoo Group attends Sightsavers as charity supporter

The Kanoo Group attends Sightsavers as charity supporter HRH Princess Alexandra and Sir John Major also addressed the conference.

Representatives from 'The Kanoo Group' together with local and international charitable and humanitarian institutions attended the UAE Conference on Saving Sight as partners and supporters for Sightsavers, held on 30th April 2014 at Emirates Palace - Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Sightsavers International is a group of organisations working with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people in those living in poverty in some of the world's poorest countries.

His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, President of Sightsavers UAE, and Patron of 'The UAE Conference on Saving Sight 2014' delivered his opening speech and paid tribute to Sightsavers International for helping cure millions of eye patients in the world in the presence of HRH Princess Alexandra, President of Sightsavers and Sir John Major, former UK prime minister and Chairman of Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

The Kanoo Group attends Sightsavers as charity supporter

The Kanoo Group attends Sightsavers as charity supporter

The Marketing team of The Kanoo Group led by Ali Islim (Manager), together with Victor Maasilamani, Michelle Laylo and Sundar Liwang attended to conference on behalf of The Kanoo Group.

The conference resumed in the afternoon with various Sight-Saving agenda delivered by renowned speakers: Dr. Ivo Kocur, "Towards universal eye health – a new global effort of WHO member states"; Dr. Caroline Harper (Chief Executive of Sightsavers), "Major challenges in fighting avoidable blindness"; Mr. Simeon Bush (Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sightsavers), "The blinding neglected by tropical diseases"; Dr. Kamal Binnawi (Ministry of Health, Sudan), "Overview of eye care in Sudan". This session was moderated by Mr. Abdulla Al-Nuaimi.

Professor Bon Bundy (World Bank) moderated the second session with key Speakers: Dr. Abdulredha Bahman (Kuwait Fund for Development) and Mr. Ibrahim Al Sugair (Saudi Fund for Development), "The role of international donors; achievements".

The closing remarks of Dr. Harper concluded with a bright vision of Sightsavers and its sustained advocacy to support avoidable blindness programmes – particularly trachoma, river blindness and cataract.