• 2017 Award Recipients
2017 Recipients
Edison Mutsinzi on behalf of CBM Italia Onlus, Italy

Aim

Improving eye care services and surgical outcomes at Kabgayi Eye Unit in Rwanda.

The project

In Rwanda more than 400,000 people have physical and visual impairment (5.02%) and cataract is the major cause of avoidable blindness (56.5%). There are only 17 ophthalmologists in the country for a population over 12 million andShow More

Prema Chande on behalf of Optometric Education Society, India

Aim

Developing sustainable primary eye care services in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India for adults and children.

The project

Rishikesh is a small semi-rural town located in the foothills of Himalayas in the state of Uttarakhand. Rishikesh is a religious city. The present population of Rishikesh isShow More

Marty Spencer on behalf of Seva Canada, Canada

Aim

Expanding the Community Eye Centres program in Africa: adding a new funding model to bring it to scale.

The project

Tanzania has almost no funds to support eye care services and as a result, people with relatively minor eye conditions such as refractive error or cataract are effectively blind.

A network ofShow More

 

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