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World Sight Day: An Opportunity to Refocus on Vision as a Global Priority

Good vision must be integral part of build-back strategy. DALLAS, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On October 8, the Vision Impact Institute joins global vision organizations to emphasize the need for good vision as part of World Sight Day. The theme, Hope in Sight, provides a platform to create awareness about the importance of good […]

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HelpMeSee Launches Revolutionary Technology in Response to the Global Cataract Crisis

Not-for-profit campaign announces medical training breakthrough with its Eye Surgery Simulator NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HelpMeSee, the not-for-profit global campaign to end cataract blindness, today announced a landmark achievement in medical simulation training with the completion of its Eye Surgery Simulator. Equipped with sensory touch feedback and realistic virtual graphics, the HelpMeSee Eye […]

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HelpMeSee lance une technologie révolutionnaire en réponse à la crise mondiale de la cataracte

Une campagne à but non lucratif annonce une percée dans la formation médicale avec son simulateur d’opération oculaire NEW YORK, 8 octobre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HelpMeSee, la campagne mondiale à but non lucratif visant à mettre fin à la cécité causée par la cataracte, a annoncé aujourd’hui une réalisation historique dans la formation à la simulation médicale avec […]

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3 Years Into Insurgency, Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Remains Vulnerable

WASHINGTON – A growing Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique entered its fourth year this week, with experts saying there is no end in sight for a conflict that has killed and displaced thousands of people. Since the first attack in 2017 by al-Shabab in the province of Cabo Delgado, militants have taken control of territory […]

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UN Envoy Welcomes Transitional Government in Mali

NEW YORK – The U.N.’s top envoy for Mali said Thursday that “success is within reach” with the formation of a transitional civilian government and the lifting of crippling sanctions imposed by West African regional bloc, ECOWAS. “The transition stands as an opportunity for the people of Mali to emerge themselves and pull their country […]

Business & Finance

The Pula appreciated by 0.9 percent against the South African rand

The Pula appreciated by 0.9 percent against the South African rand and depreciated by 1.2 percent against the IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDR) over the one-month period to September 2020. The Pula depreciated against most of the SDR constituent currencies; it depreciated by 2.4 percent against the Chinese renminbi, 2 percent against both the US […]