Geoff Cohn OAM


D4B Role – Co-Founder & Senior Advisor

Former Community Ophthalmologist, Republic of Bophuthatswana

Senior Lecturer, Department of Ophthalmology, University of
New South Wales

1989-2012. Designer of Rotary Bali Blindness and Senior Consultant
to the Project. Made Honorary Rotarian, West Perth Club.

1993-2001. Consultant Ophthalmologist and Registrar Trainer
Papua New Guinea

1999-2000. Consultant Ophthalmologist and Surgical Trainer in
conjunction with Help Age International Siem Reap, Cambodia

1999. Created a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary Club of West Perth.

2002- Present. Founder and Medical Coordinator Myanmar Eye Care Project, based initially a Wachet Jivitadana, Sangha Hospital, Sagaing, Myanmar

2004-2013. Chairman, Overseas Aid Interest Group, Royal Australasian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.

2011 – Present Honorary Coordinator Cambodia Eye Care Project Honorary Adviser to Battambang Ophthalmic Care, Cambodia

Honorary Adviser:

Yangon Jivitadana Sangha Hospital, Yangon, Myanmar

Medical University Number Two, Yangon and its teaching facility at North Okkalapa General Hospital

Department of Ophthalmology, Mandalay Eye and Ear Hospital

Tipitaka Cakkhu Pala Jivitadana Sangha Eye Hospital, Myanmar (project adviser and development consultant)

2013 Honorary Consultant to Andhra Pradesh Eye Care Project, Garividi India

2019-2020 Honorary Consultant, Australia-Ethiopia Eye Care Project

New Gallery

Saxon Strauss and Geoff Cohn making some critical comments about the failed coup in Burma during an interview with Marc De Paoli from 2SER radio.

Geoff’s D4B Campaign Media Engagements

  • SBS World News with Senior Journalist Catalina Florez
    • Topic: Targeted Sanctions (10th March 2021)
  • 2SER Radio ‘The Wire” program with Marc De Paoli 
    •  Topic: The situation in Burma (14th March 2021)
  • SBS World News interview with Reporter Dom Vukovic 
    • Topic: The situation in Burma (16th May 2021)
  • D4B DebatesPanel Discussion No 1. A 4-Part Podcast Series. Geoff opened the panel discussion and introduced the panel host Shane Brady. (16th May 2021)
  • ticker NEWS interview with Host Anthony Lucas
  • D4B Debates – Panel Discussion No 4. Geoff joined the panel discussion focusing on the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Burma.