The 2015 national conference in blindness prevention and treatment was held in Beijing

2015-12-09

To promote the steady and healthy development of the blindness prevention and treatment work of our country and be better for programming and distribution of nationwide blindness prevention and treatment work in 13th Five Year Plan, the meeting of 2015 nationwide blindness prevention and treatment work was held in Beijing on November 20.

The meeting was taken charge of by Director Hu Xiang of the National Health and Family Planning Commission Medical Hospital Authority Division. The meeting concluded the main development of present blindness prevention and treatment, analyzed the situation and challenge faced by present work and deployed the goal of blindness prevention and treatment in 13th Five Year Plan.  

In the meeting, firstly, from the angle of technology instruction group of nationwide blindness prevention and treatment, Professor Wang Ningli of group leader of technology instruction group of nationwide blindness prevention and treatment introduced blindness prevention and treatment work carried out by China in recent years. Then, Director Liang Minghui of NIHA of National Health and Family Planning Commission introduced the result preliminary analysis of the present most concerned project of nationwide ophthalmology resources and eye disease epidemiological sampling survey. Later on, the responsible persons of provincial and municipal Health and Family Planning Commission from Liaoning, Shanghai, Shandong, and Yunnan. At the end of the meeting, Ombudsman Zhou Jun of The National Health and Family Planning Commission Medical Hospital Authority gave summing-up speech.

Zhou Jun stressed, our country blindness prevention and treatment work carried out had achieved good results. ① the problem of cataract blindness had been controlled efficiently. ② our country realized the goal of eliminating blinding trachoma. ③ building and perfecting the network of blindness prevention and treatment.  ④Actively mobilizing the blindness prevention strength of all sectors of society and building the social atmosphere of loving eyes and protecting eyes.

Zhou Jun pointed out, the blindness prevention and treatment work in in 11th Five Year Plan and in 12th Five Year Plan got significant achievements, which laid a solid work foundation for our country realizing common eye health and the goal of “vision 2020". However, at present, our country prevention and treatment work still had a large gap compared with the developed countries and even the surrounding developing countries and there still are many problems to be solved: ① our country still was one of the countries with most severe blindness situation. ② the number of cataract CSR wasn’t enough and the differences among different areas was large. ③ the total amount of the ophthalmic medical resources wasn’t enough and maldistribution. ④ enthusiasm of taking part in blindness prevention and treatment wasn’t enough and the public eye care consciousness wasn’t high.

Zhou Jun required, during the period of 13th Five Year Plan, ① each province should expand way of thinking, strengthen the leadership and include the blindness prevention and treatment into healthy China  construction , medical and health system reform, precise poverty alleviation and other works to make overall arrangements and overall design. ② formulating the plan of carrying out 13th Five Year Plan eye health. ③ strengthen the construction of ability of ophthalmology in grass roots and building the work system suiting for the situation of china. ④making the focal points stand out, aiming at the main blinding eye disease and our country situation and taking different prevention and treatment measures. ⑤ further optimize the policy environment and resource integration and encouraging all kinds of social forces to take part in the blindness prevention and treatment work.

More than 100 responsible persons of Health and Family Planning Commission taking charge of provincial blindness prevention and treatment nationwide, each provincial responsible persons of technology instruction group of blindness prevention, each provincial ophthalmic academic leaders and NGO took part in this meeting.