Peek was delighted to participate in the 2030 In Sight Live meeting, held by the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) last week in Dubai and online.
The meeting provided the first major opportunity since the COVID-19 pandemic for representatives of the world’s leading eye health organisations to discuss, debate and network.
Event highlights included an address by His Excellency President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the Republic of Botswana. President Masisi spoke about his government's partnership with Peek Vision to deliver Pono Yame, a national school eye health programme planned to launch in 2022, adding that he wished to "applaud" the efforts of Peek and its partners in Botswana.
President Masisi said "It is my earnest belief that Pono Yame - ‘My Vision’ - will definitely give Botswana’s children the chance to see clearly, and maximise their wellbeing, education and productivity."
Peek CEO Andrew Bastawrous joined a panel exploring how technology and innovation can improve access to eye health. Peek’s Priya Morjaria and Marzieh Katibeh Chaired sessions at the meeting, and our anchor partner CBM Christian Blind Mission hosted a successful meeting presenting results from our partnership to eye health organisations.
Peek team members also showcased ongoing research projects at the event, including tools for school eye health planning and assessing near vision. These tools are currently in development and will be released more widely following further validation work.
Peek is currently powering 21 community and school eye health programmes across nine countries, with more set to launch this year. Our latest strategy outlines what we want to achieve in the next three years, in partnership with eye health providers, NGOs and governments.