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"Are you aware that nearly half of the people affected by glaucoma aren't even aware they have it? Glaucoma, often referred to as the "silent thief of sight," quietly damages the optic nerve, leading to irreversible vision loss if left untreated. In our upcoming blog post, we delve deep into the intricacies of this stealthy eye condition, exploring its causes, symptoms, and the importance of early detection. Stay tuned to learn how you can safeguard your vision and the vision of your loved ones from the grasp of glaucoma."


Uniting for a Glaucoma-Free World: World Glaucoma Day 2024

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As we mark World Glaucoma Day on March 12th, 2024, the Swedish Organization for Global Health stands at the forefront of the fight against this silent thief of sight. This year's theme, "Uniting for a Glaucoma-Free World," underscores the importance of global collaboration and awareness in combating this leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.

Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, leading to vision loss and blindness if left untreated. Often called the "silent thief of sight," glaucoma typically progresses slowly and without symptoms until significant vision loss occurs. It affects people of all ages, but is more common in older adults.

The Importance of Early Detection

Early detection and treatment are crucial in managing glaucoma and preventing vision loss. Regular eye exams, especially for individuals at higher risk such as those with a family history of glaucoma, are essential for early diagnosis. By detecting glaucoma in its early stages, interventions can be implemented to slow down or halt its progression.

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Global Impact and Challenges

Glaucoma is a global health concern affecting millions of people worldwide. Lack of awareness, limited access to healthcare services, and socioeconomic factors contribute to late diagnosis and poor management of the disease in many regions. Addressing these challenges requires a united effort from healthcare professionals, policymakers, organizations, and individuals.

Uniting for a Glaucoma-Free World

On this World Glaucoma Day, let us unite in our commitment to raising awareness about glaucoma, promoting regular eye screenings, and advocating for improved access to quality eye care services globally. By working together, we can strive towards a glaucoma-free world where everyone has the opportunity to preserve their vision and quality of life.

How You Can Get Involved

  • Educate yourself and others about glaucoma risk factors, symptoms, and the importance of regular eye exams.
  • Support organizations working to provide eye care services to underserved communities.
  • Advocate for policies that prioritize eye health and increase access to affordable eye care services.
  • Encourage friends and family members to prioritize their eye health and seek regular screenings.

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As we observe World Glaucoma Day 2024 under the theme "Uniting for a Glaucoma-Free World," let us stand together in our efforts to combat this sight-stealing disease. By raising awareness, promoting early detection, and advocating for improved eye care services globally, we can make significant strides towards a future where glaucoma no longer robs individuals of their vision. Together, we can create a world where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy clear sight and a bright future.

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I am honored to share that, I have joined as Director of the Swedish Organization for Global Health. It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to lead such an esteemed organization with a long history of making significant contributions to Global Health.Currently I am working as a palliative care consultant, Oncology Department at United Hospital Limited.

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The Mama & Family Project is a transformative initiative aimed at empowering women and strengthening families. Through a range of tailored programs and resources, it provides women with the tools and support needed to thrive in various aspects of their lives, fostering both personal and familial growth. With its holistic approach, the project stands as a beacon of empowerment, championing the well-being and advancement of women and families alike

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Mama and Family Project

The EKibadha: Our Periods Matter Program helped me develop the level of communication skills I never thought I would reach. As a community relations officer and intern during the Project, I learnt how to speak to people about intricate issues and also gather data from diverse individuals

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Ms. Victoria Naula

Project Intern

So my teeth were more important than i thought? I got a new insight about oral health after listening to volunteers from SOGH who gave us a seminar on dental health. It's surprising that my teeth is of such great concern to another person.

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Tenden Frisk Seminar Guest

I got the opportunity to be a delegate at the Berlin World Health Summit.As a researcher, I needed a source of materials and motivation to drive my research to a higher level. When i heard of Decolonizing Minds, and worked with the SOGH on that, I knew that my furture research will not just be objective, but useful and people-centred

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