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Chúng ta làm gì

Tầm nhìn có nghĩa là sức khỏe, thu nhập và
giáo dục – đặc biệt là phụ nữ và trẻ em.

Các chương VOSH / International và VOSH là tình nguyện viên. Điều đó có nghĩa là những người đi khám bệnh mất nhiều thời gian khỏi công việc và gia đình, tự trả chi phí, bao gồm vé máy bay và chỗ ở, cũng như các chi phí khác. Nó là những gì làm cho VOSH VOSH! Chúng tôi tự hào về điều đó.

Tình nguyện viên của chúng tôi là bác sĩ nhãn khoa, bác sĩ nhãn khoa, nhà cung cấp dịch vụ chăm sóc sức khỏe và giáo dân được cấp phép. Có những chuyến đi khám bệnh cả trong nước cũng như quốc tế, tại hơn 30 quốc gia, phục vụ hàng trăm ngàn bệnh nhân.

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Updated COVID-19 and VOSH Humanitarian Clinics Advice

Due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, a new variant that is more contagious, and these being early days in the vaccination distribution, VOSH/International DOES NOT recommend that chapters participate in domestic or international eye and vision clinics at this time.

We reiterate that at a time when the coronavirus continues to spread quickly in many parts of the world and vaccinations are not yet available to local populations, the risk of close contact with patients in a crowded outpatient environment remains high.

If a VOSH Chapter or VOSH volunteer chooses to hold a clinic against our best guidance, this is done at your own risk, by your own decision and should be in line with current local/national government rules.  VOSH/International would like to reiterate that safety for VOSH volunteers and our patients is of utmost importance and central to any decision-making process.

We have published our updated clinic guidelines with best practices to be observed in this new context.  You can download VOSH/International clinic guidelines here

Also please keep checking the following sites with official and most recent updates:

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

US CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/when-to-delay-travel.html

US Government Travel Advise: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times, hard work and dedication to improving vision and eye health throughout the world.

John Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI

President, VOSH/International

January 2021