• 2019 Award Recipients
2019 Recipients
Frank Magupa on behalf of the Dodoma Cataract Consortium

Aim

To increase the number of cataract surgeries performed each year in Dodoma region, Tanzania

The project

As the global burden of cataract blindness has increased from 1990 to 2015, the incidence of new cases in Dodoma region, Tanzania, has alsoShow More

Amirul Islam on behalf of Swinburne University of Technology

Aim

To promote school-based vision screening for young people in Bangladesh

The project

Bangladesh is a country of 63 million people of whom 30% are 15 years of age or younger, mostly schoolchildren. It is reported that 52 out of every 1,000 children areShow More

Celso Takashi Nakano on behalf of Associação Médicos da Floresta

Aim

To provide training and treatment for trachoma to aid indigenous groups living in remote areas of the Brazilian Amazon

The project

Brazilian indigenous groups comprise approximately 500 thousand individuals, representing about 1% of the Brazilian population. Trachoma is a disease closely related to livingShow More

 

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