23 July 2021 marks the historic day when all 193 countries of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever resolution on vision designed to tackle preventable sight loss.
In order to better understand the process, implications and find ways to participate in this movement , I had an opportunity to sit across and chat with Dr. Jude Stern, Head Of Knowledge Management at International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and Dr. Jamie Anderson, from OneSight. Both the organizations are an integral part of the resolution and its future plans.
In this conversation we chat about;
Along with all the information, learn more about the fun side of these incredible women in our fun game segment "Never HaveI Ever" .
Dr. Jamie Anderson:
With 16 years of experience as an optometrist, Dr. Jamie Anderson currently practices optometry in both Oregon and Colorado. In addition to her professional role, she is deeply dedicated to her work with global vision care. During the four years Jamie has been working with OneSight, she has participated in 15 short-term charitable vision clinics around the world, providing comprehensive eye exams and glasses to those who wouldn’t
otherwise have access.
Additionally, Jamie has traveled to multiple OneSight sustainable vision
centers globally to offer her expertise as these centers work to provide permanent access to vision care in areas that lack it.
Jamie earned her Doctorate of Optometry from Pacific University and has her post-doctoral fellowship with The College of Optometrists in Vision Development.
She resides in Oceanside, Oregon with her husband, and has two children.
Dr. Jude Stern :
Jude is a global educator and knowledge broker with extensive experience working at the intersection of global eye health and international development. She works collaboratively with a diverse range of IAPB members and partners facilitating shared knowledge, building collaboration and a shared sense of purpose. At IAPB Jude is responsible for the delivery of the Vision Atlas - a global mapping of vision and eye care needs, learning programs such as the COVID-19 & Eye Health Web Series, Focus On and the Global Assembly and facilitating the exchange of knowledge as the sector works towards integrated centered eye care and universal health coverage.
Jude is a committee member of several committees. She is an optometrist and holds a Graduate Certificate in public health.
With a special interest in developing leadership skills in the eye health sector, myopia management, and gender equity.
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