Hotel room reservation for delegates

Delegates seeking to book hotel accommodation in the list of hotels provided are requested to book their rooms by the 30th June to avail a confirmed room and discount.

10GA has reserved a quota of rooms in several hotels to suit all budgets and preferences; 4 star to bed and breakfast. These rooms have been reserved for 10GA delegates till 30th June following which they will be released (they will still be available, but without the 10GA discount).
Hotel room reservations can be made here:
  • For all Tsogo Hotels (with IAPB special rate)
    Tsogo Hotels include Southern Sun Elangeni Maharani 4*, Garden Court Marine Parade 3*, Garden Court South Beach 3* and Suncoast Hotel & Towers 4*

Do not forget to plan your post-10GA tour as well!

Do read up on the safety and security instructions before you make travel plans.

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Eye Health Heroes 2016 nomination deadline extended

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The last date for ‘Eye Health Hero’ nominations has been extended to the 1st of July 2016

Eye Health Heroes 2016 is an opportunity for IAPB members and their partners to celebrate and honour eye care practitioners and front line staff. The 9GA in Hyderabad, India in 2012 hosted the first Eye Health Heroes with 18 heroes.

The nominated Heroes will be honoured at the 10GA Celebration Ceremony and will be showcased in a number of ways–online and on-site publicity material and speaking slots. Put the spotlight on your star-performers at the 10GA.

 See the nominated Heroes here – heroes.iapb.org

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WHO Africa Regional Director will be at 10GA

Dr Matshidiso MoetiOfficial photo of Dr Matshidiso Moeti / Photo credit: WHO Africa

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti will be a keynote speaker at 10GA

Dr Matshidiso Moeti will address delegates on the challenge posed by the critical shortage of health workers  (Symposium 1: Leading change for health in Africa).

Dr. Moeti stated, “WHO recognizes the enormous importance of the prevention of avoidable visual impairment including blindness as well as the crucial role of international partnerships and alliances in developing and strengthening effective public health responses for the prevention of avoidable blindness, and the increase of disability rehabilitation”.

Dr Matshidiso Moeti from Botswana is the first woman WHO Regional Director for Africa. A public health veteran, with more than 35 years of national and international experience, she joined WHO’s Africa Regional Office in 1999 and has served as Deputy Regional Director, Assistant Regional Director, Director of Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO Representative for Malawi, and Coordinator of the Inter-Country Support Team for the South and East African countries. Writing on the need to focus on eliminating NTDs, she has said: “…a physician myself, I know that daily sickness and pain is also a reality for a billion people around the world who are affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).”

At the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, she led the WHO Regional Office for Africa’s efforts on treatment scale-up in the context of the ‘3 by 5’ initiative and established a regional HIV laboratory network resulting in a significant increase in the number of HIV-positive individuals accessing antiretroviral therapy in the Region. She also successfully spearheaded the development of WHO Regional Strategies for public health priority areas, including communicable and non-communicable diseases, immunization, maternal and child health, and the health systems strengthening.

Prior to joining WHO, she worked with UNAIDS as a Team Leader of the Africa and Middle East Desk in Geneva (1997-1999); with UNICEF as a Regional Health Advisor for East and Southern Africa; and with Botswana’s Ministry of Health as a Clinician and Public Health Specialist.

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