Daily Archives: June 7, 2018

Sightsavers Links With the Ugandan Government to Make A Difference in their Communities

Ugandan people over the age of 65 are able to be tested for eye disease and sight loss through a program launched and backed by Sightsavers and the Ugandan government. The test is provided for free and is available for seniors when they go to pick up their pension. They are tested and if needed they are referred for surgery or treatment for conditions like cataracts and trachoma. A collaboration between Sightsavers and the Ugandan government’s Expanding Social Protection, or ESP, program, is what makes this new initiative possible. The Ugandan government has been running the ESP program for almost ten years, and with this program their aim is to reduce age related poverty by providing a social pension, called the senior citizen’s grant, that is reserved for people 65 years and older. The organizers of the program recognize that different forms of disability inhibit the access of senior citizens to the grant, which makes providing services to combat these disabilities even more crucial and necessary. People over age 65 are at a higher risk for eye problems, like trachoma or cataracts, so their demographic is the main focus of the project.


Sightsavers also linked with the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee’s Trust Trachoma Initiative to provide the necessary services on the ground in Uganda. Through the collaboration of the above mentioned programs and initiatives, thousands of people have been able to receive the proper care and surgery, which creates more opportunity for them to be more active members of their communities. Much of the poverty in Uganda is linked to disability and the 65 and older age group tend to be the most likely to suffer from avoidable disabilities. Initiatives like this one are so important and make a huge difference because providing health services makes it possible for people who previously couldn’t, to work and make a living for themselves and their families. Programs like Expanding Social Protection or ESP and organizations like Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee’s Trust Trachoma Initiative and Sightsavers, makes such a difference in the lives of those who truly need the assistance and whose lives and well being depend on it.

Kamil Idris on Trump’s Move To Impose Trade Sanctions On China

Professor Kamil Idris recently unraveled President Trump’s decision to slam harsh customs duties on Chinese goods. This decision is exact retribution on China for alleged gross violations of Intellectual Property (IP). IP has to do with creative ideas generated by the human mind such as trade secrets, business names, brands and services. Trump’s decision could commence a trade war between China and The United States according to some state relations and business experts.

China is accused of encouraging cyber-attacks on American businesses to steal trade secrets and manufacturing imitations of products owned by Americans. China also puts pressure on foreign firms to pass their technology to Chinese firms in order to access their local market. These practices give the country an unfair advantage in international trade while resulting in massive loses in the American economy.

Kamil Idris defends the actions taken by the Trump administration and points out that the American constitution allows the President to enforce economic sanctions against nations that do not pledge to safeguard IP. China purportedly has a habit of getting into agreements with the United States to take adequate measures in protecting IP rights, but it neglects these agreements. Trump’s government has decided to opt out of hoping for a diplomatic solution and instead chose to focus on using taxes to pressure China to honor their trade and IP agreement.

Professor Kamil Idris has devoted most of his career to promoting and safeguarding IP. He urges everyone to recognize the need for celebrating human creativity, innovations and honoring the owners of these ideas on April 26 which is the World Intellectual Property Day. Kamil notes that in the absence of IP rights, latest technologies created to solve global challenges would be a remain undeveloped.

Kamil Idris is a Sudanese author and commentator of IP matters. He is also an expert in International law having attained a PhD from Geneva University. He attended the University of Khartoum for his undergraduate law studies and has several honorary doctorate law degrees. The professor is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration which offers a peaceful resolution of international conflict.

The touching deeds of Doctor Saad Saad in his career as a pediatric surgeon

When it comes to listing the primary objectives of any given person in his or her professional career, giving back to the community should be one of them. This is because in the society we live today, there are a lot of needy people especially innocent children whose lives can be made enjoyable and complete with the help of the successful people in the society. The thing is, even those successful people were once in need, and someone helped them to be where they are. Most of the people in the society have been able to get various assistance from the most important and valued people in the society, for example, medical aid, education sponsorships, among others.

Well, this article tells about one of those most prominent people in the society, Doctor Saad Saad who is a pediatric doctor in Eatontown. He has been dedicating his life to see that he leaves a great legacy in the community by having some philanthropic work in the society. He was born in Kuwait where he was brought up. He came from a middle-class family with children who had the urge for higher education. Being the younge4st kid in his family, he wanted to follow the footsteps of his older siblings who had also worked hard in their education. One of them was a teacher, the other one a surgeon and even an engineer. Doctor Saad Saad attended Cairo University where he attained a medical degree with second-class honors.

Since then, he has made various achievements in his career because of his hard work and dedication. He first worked at K Hovnanian Children Hospital where he served as a Surgeon-In-Chief and Co-*medical director at the hospital. He used to treat his patients with no discrimination according to color, financial status or any other form of discrimination. He ensured that his patients’ satisfaction always came first before everything.

Because of his reputation, Doctor Saad Saad got a golden opportunity to go and work for a royal family in Saudi Arabia because he was only the US Board Certified Pediatric surgeon who was flexible regarding the languages he could speak. In Saudi Arabia, he worked in a hospital called King Faisal Specialist Hospital where he used to treat the youngest children both the financially stable ones and the unstable ones. He created a great legacy in the hospital that it started receiving an increased number of patients because of the credibility that Doctor Saad Saad had built in the hospital.

While at Saudi Arabia, he made a lot of achievements such as approval for the Royal College of Surgeons in Eng.land because he saw it was good for the student to study in their homeland instead of going to study abroad, the invention of new catheter tubes among many more achievements. Learn more: https://medium.com/@dr1saadsaad