Briefing on NGO Coordination with MoH (No.6)
1. 2012 NGO-MOH Coordination Meeting held in Chengdu from June 12 to 13
2.MOH officially published “National Plan for the Prevention and Treatment of Blindness (2012-2015)” on August 1st.
3.MOH Institute of Hospital Administration organized a meeting in Beijing for the construction and development of the National Website of Blindness Prevention and Treatment on August 17th.
4.The 17th Congress of Chinese Ophthalmological Society was held in Nanjing from August 21 to 25
5.The 9th General Assembly of IAPB was held in Hyderabad, India, from September 17 to 20
6.The 63rd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific was held in Hanoi, Viet Nam, from September 24 to 28.
7.WHO proposed Zero Draft “Universal Access to Eye Health: A Global Action Plan, 2014-2019”
8.IAPB will support Shandong Province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to develop their 5 year PBL Plan.
9.WHO Western Pacific Regional Office will organize a consultation in Guangzhou in late November.
10.MOH requests NGOs to submit their work reports before December 20th.
1. 2012 NGO-MOH Coordination Meeting held in Chengdu from June 12 to 13
The meeting was organized by IAPB China Secretariat with the support of Sichuan Provincial PBL Office. More than 40 people took part in the meeting, including representatives from PBL NGOs working in China, officials from MOH Medical Administration Department and from MOH Institute of Hospital Administration. On the first day of the meeting, Professor Richard Le Mesurier, the Chairman of IAPB Western Pacific Region, announced establishment of IAPB China Secretariat and introduced mission, goal, objectives and roles of the Secretariat. Participants shared information and experience on topics of their interests during the rest of the day. Ms. Fan Jin, the Director of MOH General Affairs Division, attended the second day’s meeting. In her presentation, Ms. Fan introduced achievements and obstacles of China’s PBL work in the past years. She also shared with participants the working plan of her division in the coming years and gave feedbacks on participants’ questions and suggestion. Below is the group photo of the meeting.
2. MOH officially published “National Plan for the Prevention and Treatment of Blindness (2012-2015)” on August 1st
The promulgation and implementation of this new plan will be another important milestone for China’s PBL work. It will greatly push forward our blindness prevention work, and will contribute to achieving the Vision 2020 goals in China.
The Chinese version of the “National Plan for the Prevention and Treatment of Blindness (2012-2015)” can be found on the website of the MOH (www.moh.gov.cn) and the National Website of Blindness Prevention and Treatment (www.moheyes.com). The English version of it was translated jointly by the Fred Hollows Foundation and the IAPB China Secretariat and is attached to this briefing as its appendix.
3. MOH Institute of Hospital Administration organized meeting in Beijing for the construction and development of the National Website of Blindness Prevention and Treatment on August 17th
There were 3 topics of this meeting: First, introduction of the website; second, discussion on ways to construct and manage the website; third, discussion on future development of the website. This meeting reflected the importance that was attached to PBL from the MOH. Dr. Leshan Tan, the Coordinator of IAPB China Secretariat attended the meeting on behalf of PBL NGOs working in China and made important suggestion on the above topics. The discussion results and decisions of the meeting had been sent to all PBL NGOs by Yajie Liu of IAPB China Secretariat through email on September 10th. Materials and information described in the email are welcomed by the website.
4. The 17th Congress of Chinese Ophthalmological Society was held in Nanjing from August 21 to 25
The congress had 3 units which focus specifically on the prevention of blindness. They were: Current Situation and Countermeasures of PBL; Discussion on PBL Patterns; Epidemiological Studies on Eye Diseases. In the PBL unit, Dr. Leshan Tan from IAPB China Secretariat introduced International PBL NGOs and their work in China; Professor Jialiang Zhao from Peking Union Hospital introduced China’s PBL situation and our tasks in the twelfth five year plan; Dr. Wei He, the Co-Chair of IAPB Western Pacific Region, introduced IAPB’s role in blindness prevention in China and across the world. Many participants of the congress were attracted to the PBL units by different topics and rich contents. The participants had their knowledge and recognition of PBL deepened after the session.
5. The 9th General Assembly of IAPB was held in Hyderabad, India, from September 17 to 20
Sponsored by CBM and The Fred Hollows Foundation, a delegation consisted of Mr. Zhao Minggang, the Deputy Director-General of the Medical Administration Department of the MOH, and Ms. Fan Jin, the Director of the General Affairs Division of the MOH, attended the general assembly. The delegation visited Tilganga Eye Hospital in Nepal prior to their visit to India. IAPB attached huge importance to the participation of the MOH delegation. During the general assembly, members of IAPB leadership team, including IAPB’s new Chairman, CEO and other board members met with the delegation. At the same time, a video interview and two hospital visits were arranged specially for the delegation. Other good news from the general assembly: Dr. Qing Lu from He Eye Care System was awarded as IAPB Eye Health Hero, and Dr. Leshan Tan from IAPB China Secretariat was conferred IAPB Regional Awards in recognition of their contributions to China’s PBL work.
Attached please find the group photo of MOH delegation and IAPB leadership team, as well as the group photo of delegates from China.
6. The 63rd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific was held in Hanoi, Viet Nam, from September 24 to 28
A Chinese delegation led by Mr. Ren Minghui, Director-General of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Health attended the meeting. Representatives from IAPB HQ and China Secretariat also participated in the meeting. In the presentation of Dr. Shin Young-soo, the WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment as well as integration of eye care into primary health-care system was specially mentioned. At present, WHO is working on a new global action plan for the prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment 2014–2019. The Chinese government will vote for this action plan in WHO general assembly in May next year.
7. WHO proposed Zero Draft “Universal Access to Eye Health: A Global Action Plan, 2014-2019”
The Zero Draft is now at the stage of seeking suggestion and feedbacks, when finished, it will be another important document and goal for the international community to fight against blindness.
8. IAPB will support Shandong Province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to develop their 5 year PBL Plan
IAPB China Secretariat will provide financial and technical support to the two provinces/regions. The planning meeting of Shandong will be held in Jinan from October 26 to 28, while Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is planning to have it before the end of the year. Representatives from IAPB China Secretariat will present both meetings.
9. WHO Western Pacific Regional Office will organize a consultation in Guangzhou in late November
WHO/WPRO is proposing to organize a Regional Consultation for Integrating and Strengthening Primary Eye Care (PEC) within Primary Health Care (PHC) to support PHC reforms in WPR. The consultation is proposed to be held at Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center (ZOC) of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. Tentative dates for the workshop are from 27 – 29 November 2012.
10. MOH requests NGOs to submit their work reports before December 20th
The materials to be submitted including:
i). A brief summary (including work done and problems facing in China in the year 2012 and work plan for the year2013)
ii). A filled summary form (attached)
iii). Any image/video materials related to the first point
The above should be sent through email to Zhang Rui/Fan Jin of the Department of Medical Administration, MOH before December 20th. Their contact information as below:
Tel: 010-68792785 Fax: 010-6879251 Email: email@example.com