GX Foundation project team visits Lao PDR National Ophthalmology Centre

Led by GX CEO, Professor Emily Ying Yang Chan, GX Foundation met with the current Director of the National Ophthalmology Centre (NOC), Dr. Khamkhoune Holanouphap and the previous Director, Dr. Khamphoua Southisombath in Vientiane, as well as the working team responsible for the provision and management of eye care in the area and the head of ophthalmology of 103 Military Hospital, to present the Foundation’s Cataract Blindness Elimination Project in Lao PDR, the project needs, the revised timeline due to COVID-19, and the collective objectives. 

The NOC is the lead technical focal point for the GX Cataract Blindness Elimination Project across the country, which will launch in Vientiane in 2021.

GX looks forward to a successful partnership with the NOC to eliminate the backlog of cataract blindness throughout the country.