PNG Eye Care Ophthalmologist Dr. Jambi Garap

Dr Garap gets Eye Health Hero Award in South Africa

The Eye Health Hero program is an initiative of the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in Partnership with the L’OCCITANE Foundation.

It is designed to celebrate eye care practitioners and frontline staff whose every day works behind the scenes is making a real difference towards world eye health care.

Out of the 24 winners who are selected throughout the world, two of them received travel grants through the foundation to receive the awards in person.

PNG Eye Care community observes World Sight Day

This annual day of awareness focuses on global attention on blindness and vision impairment.

The PNG Eye Care community celebrated its World Sight Day today at the National Resource Centre at the UPNG Medical Faculty, Taurama Campus.

Papua New Guinea chief ophthalmologist, Dr. Simon Melenges, says today marks the event’s fourth year of celebration in PNG.

World Sight Day celebrated with eye checks for Ted Diro students

As lead up of activity to commemorate the World Sight Day, a free eye testing school screening was done at Ted Diro Primary School this morning.

 The schools screening is an ongoing project funded by the USAID which will be carried throughout this year.

PNG Eye Care Ophthalmologist Dr. Jambi Garap says what the Eye Care Team try to do is to detect if there are any problems the students are facing with their sight.

“Usually the percentage of people who is most like to have some problem with their sight is about 3 to 4 % of the school population.”