• 2020 Award Recipients
2020 Recipients
Dr. Chundak Tenzing (USA) on behalf of the Seva Foundation

Aim

To create a sustainable pediatric continuum of care in Guatemala to reduce the prevalence of avoidable blindness and visual impairment

The project

Although 42% of Guatemala’s population are children, a comprehensive continuum of care (CoC) for pediatric eyecare does not currentlyShow More

Dr. V Vasumathy on behalf of the Gurupriya Vision Research Foundation

Aim

Prevention of blindness due to Retinopathy of Prematurity in Tamil Nadu, India

The project

Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) is a blinding condition that occurs in 35-47% of preterm babies. India has the highest prevalence of preterm births in the world, with theShow More

João M Furtado on behalf of Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Aim

To alleviate visual impairment among Brazilians living in vulnerable conditions through optometric training and eye care delivery

The project

There are multiple barriers to eye care in Brazil, even in more developed areas of the country. InShow More

Dr. Shakti Prasad Subedi on behalf of Nepal Red Cross Society Surkhet Eye Hospital Aim

To reduce cataract blindness through the provision of surgical and primary eye care services in Karnali province, Nepal

The project

Karnali is the least developed of seven provinces in Nepal. Eye care services in Karnali are limited to those provided by non-Show More

Sohail Ayaz Khan on behalf of the Comprehensive Health and Education Forum International (CHEF Int'l) Aim

To increase the provision of eye screening, cataract services, spectacles and medicines among the minority population in District Buner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

The project

Minority populations in District Buner, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PakistanShow More

John M Barrows on behalf of the International Eye Foundation Aim

To eliminate cataract blindness in Udhampur, India

The project

Founded in 2000, the Udhampur Rotary Eye and ENT Hospital (REH) in Northern India is a 25-bed multispecialty secondary hospital that aims to provide care for the highly underserved communities in surrounding mountainousShow More

Dr Frank Sandi on behalf of the University of Dodoma Teaching Hospital Aim

To establish the first community eye center in Chemba District, Tanzania

The project

Despite major improvements in health care in Tanzania, no funds have been allocated to support eye care services in rural areas of the country, where approximately 80% of the population resideShow More

Dr Borja Corcóstegui Guraya on behalf of Eyes of the World Foundation Aim

To reduce the burden of avoidable blindness in Mopti through the provision of eye care and optometric training

The project

The prevalence of visual disability in Mali is 4.98%. This not only affects personal and social development, but augments poverty and inequality. In theShow More

Dr Gajendra Chawla on behalf of Vision Academy – The Socio Medical Society, Samiti Aim

To reduce the incidence of diabetic-related blindness among the underprivileged population in Bhopal and surrounding areas of Central India

The project

Although early diagnosis and prompt treatment has been shown to prevent blindness associated with diabeticShow More

Lindsay Hampejsková on behalf of IRD Global Aim

To conduct weekly ROP screening in neonatal units across Chattogram in Bangladesh

The project

In Bangladesh 19% of babies are born prematurely and 22% are born with low birth weight (<2,500g). Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a condition affecting preterm, low birth weight infants, has been found toShow More

 

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