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Standard Chartered launches five new eye care projects in India

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12-Apr-16 Emerging markets focused bank Standard Chartered has launched five eye care projects costing USD1.6 mn to bring in innovation and strengthen the delivery of eye-care to India by 2019. In India, around 15 million people are thought to be blind, with cataract the most avoidable blindness (63%), followed by refractive error (20%) and glaucoma (5.8%). Yet 80% of blindness is avoidable with the right treatment. [image: Standard Chartered Bank]

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Why overnutrition is a global problem - Australia

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11-Apr-16 There’s been a steep rise in global obesity rates over the past four decades. The number of obese people has risen from 105 mn in 1975, to 641 mn. Globally 1 in 5 adults will be obese by 2025 and in Australia it will be 1 in 3. Australia needs to urgently increase spending on the prevention of chronic diseases resulting from obesity, according to experts. [image: The Blue Room Bupa]

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