• 2021 Award Recipients
2021 Recipients
Jenni Lillingston on behalf of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Global Health Program

Aim

To establish a sustainable mobile diabetic retinopathy screening program in three districts (four clinics) in Timor Leste, estimated to benefit around 800 patients per year

Project details

Timor Leste has a population of about 1,300,Show More

Ana Carolina Carneiro on behalf of Saúde, Alegria e Sustentabilidade Brazil (SAS Brazil)

Aim

To utilize telemedicine in screening 2000 diabetic patients who do not have access to appropriate eyecare services

Project details

Brazil’s public healthcare system is challenged by limited resources and inadequate geographical distribution. Today,Show More

Jacqueline Bungart on behalf of Light for the World International, Austria

Aim

Lecturing the silent thief of sight

Project details

Glaucoma, a condition characterized by optic nerve damage and visual field loss, is the second major cause of blindness in Sub-Saharan Africa. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment is essential in order toShow More

Munir Ahmed on behalf of Orbis International Inc.

Aim

To integrate diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma screening services into existing primary eye care centres to screen approximately 18,000 patients in Northern Bangladesh in 18 months

Project details

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) and glaucoma are emerging public health threats in Bangladesh.Show More

Prof. Feyi Adepoju on behalf of University Of Ilorin/Teaching Hospital, Kwara State, Nigeria.

Aim

To scale up primary health care and cataract services in Kwara State, Nigeria through training, education outreaches and equipment provision

Project details

Cataracts account for the single, most prevalent cause of preventable blindness inShow More

Prof. Redda Teklehaimanont on behalf of Grarbet Tehadisso Mahber (GTM), Ethiopia

Aim

To provide eye care services in schools to remove the barrier to educational attainment, ensuring that children reach their full potential at school

Project details

Uncorrected refractive error and visual impairment among children can lead to poor schoolShow More

Sudhir Kumar Thakur on behalf of CBM Italia Onlus

Aim

To improve access to eye care and treat preventable blindness among the most vulnerable population of Nepal

Project details

It is estimated that seven children go blind every day in Nepal, with children representing one third of all blind people in the country. More than 80% of casesShow More

 

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