• 2018 Award Recipients
2018 Recipients
John Corboy on behalf of Hawaiian Eye Foundation, USA

Aim

Developing a long-term eye care system in Micronesia.

The project

The isolation of Pacific Islanders restricts their access to health care. In Yap, nearly 50% of individuals are diabetic, increasing their risk for eye diseases. However, with education and monitoring, blindness can often be prevented or delayedShow More

Marcia Zondervan on behalf of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK

Aim

Saving children's sight in Zimbabwe through retinoblastoma training.

The project

Every year, thousands of babies and children in Africa lose their sight and their lives to the childhood eye cancer retinoblastoma (Rb). In Africa, children present late and most die, while in the western worldShow More

Pradeep Agarwal on behalf of C. L. Gupta Eye Institute, Moradabad, India

Aim

Pradeep Agarwal on behalf of C. L. Gupta Eye Institute, Moradabad, India

The project

According to the State Census 2011, the most populated state in India is Uttar Pradesh with a population of 199.6 million, of whom 0.7 million are visually impaired. Assessment of visual status of school-goingShow More

Helen Dimaras on behalf of Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration (The Hospital for Sick Children), Canada

Aim

The first pediatric ophthalmology fellowship program in Ethiopia.

The project

In Ethiopia, 1.2 million people are blind. Of these, 6% are children, 90% of whom have avoidable causes of blindness. A critical component to tackle this problem is the establishment ofShow More

 

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