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World Speech Day Singapore x World Glaucoma Week 2017

Posted on March 15, 2017 In Event

Dr Gerard Nah was invited to the Rotary Avoidance Blindness Seminar at Lee Kong Chian Auditorium on 15 March 2017 and gave a speech on the medical technology that enhances vision performance, risks and prevention for glaucoma.

ABOUT ROTARY AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS SEMINAR

Organised by Rotary e-Club 3310, the seminar caters to glaucoma patients and their caregivers, as well as members of the public who share the concern on how we can prevent blindness. The seminar is also part of the initiatives under the Rotarian Action Group (RAG) for Blindness Prevention to help prevent blindness as well as promote eye health and vision worldwide. Globally, 15 out of the 26 RAGs focuse directly on disease prevention and treatment. RAGS is one avenue that Rotarians adopt to organise themselves to respond to challenges faced by communities. To date, the Rotary Foundation has funded almost 2000 health projects in communities around the world.

ABOUT WORLD SPEECH DAY

World Speech Day was inaugurated by Simon Gibson, a UK based professional speech writer in 2016. He had a dream to designate a day for the world to celebrate the power of speeches to change the world into a better place to live in.  In 2016, 30 countries have held over 280 speaking events across the world. To date, over 80 countries have committed to this global speaking event.  World Speech Day Singapore was conceptualised through a chance encounter between Mr Gibson and Dr Ernest Chen, an author, communicator and public speaker,  at an International Speech Writing Conference in the UK around 2014/2015.  In early January 2016, a group of public speaking advocates along with Dr Chen decided to bring this colossal event into our local shores, making Singapore the first in Asia to take part in World Speech Day.  On 15 March 2016, over 100 speakers comprise individuals and civic organisations took part.