RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- New World Medical, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic company dedicated
The Humanitarian Project Award of $50,000 will support the Global Outreach Division of the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, which establishes local partnerships to teach and train physicians and nurses in developing nations where there is little or no eye care available. The division will use the Humanitarian Project Award to expand its long-term commitment to establish sustainable eye care in Tanzania, a country with just one ophthalmologist for every 1.6 million people.
As part of Aravind Eye Care System, an internationally recognized not-for-profit NGO, the Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry (AEHP) is one of the only sources of ophthalmic care for about 4 million people over a large geographic area. AEHP holds monthly eye camps with free screening examinations throughout the hospital's catchment area, and then brings patients who need surgery to the hospital to be treated without cost. The $10,000 Health Outcomes Research Award will help doctors at AEHP initiate a test program where monthly eye camps incorporate digital fundus photography and an electronic health record. They will study and publish how these technologies improve detection, referral, and follow-up for posterior segment pathologies.
With this $5,000, Drs. Rooney and Stanley will fund travel to a minimum of one ophthalmic mission and use any remaining funds to attend international ophthalmic conferences and/or obtain training that will enhance future efforts to deliver care to underserved populations.
The recipients truly embody the spirit of these objectives. Dr. Rooney has displayed a lifelong dedication to helping others through charitable work and has already completed a surgical mission to Kenya. Following completion of his ophthalmology residency at the Beaumont Eye Institute, William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, Dr. Rooney will commence a glaucoma fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Stanley's in-depth intercultural experiences in Guatemala and Mexico include work with indigenous peoples, mobile medical clinic service, and a rewarding recent eye care mission trip. He is currently serving a glaucoma fellowship at the University of Colorado Sue Anschutz Rodgers Eye Center.
"In many parts of the world, access to screening and treatment for blinding diseases is scarce, but the passion and innovation for change are very strong. That is why New World Medical is so honored and proud to announce our Humanitarian Project Award, Health Outcomes Award and Fellowship Award winners for 2019, all of whom exemplify the energy, creativity and hard work required to solve this global problem," said Bilal Khan, President of New World Medical. "Recipients were selected from an inspiring pool of international leaders, and we thank our Independent Selection Committee for their incisive work: Hunter Cherwek, MD, Malik Kahook, MD, Scott Lawrence, MD, and Oluwatosin Smith, MD."
About New World Medical New World Medical was founded by Dr. A. Mateen Ahmed, who was determined to develop, manufacture, and market cutting-edge medical devices to alleviate ophthalmic ailments globally. New World Medical's mission is to preserve and enhance vision by delivering innovations to all of humanity, and achieves this through partnerships with surgeons and eye care professionals who are dedicated to alleviating the burden of blindness around the globe. The company's flagship devices include the market-leading glaucoma drainage device, the Ahmed® Glaucoma Valve, as well as the Kahook Dual Blade®, which is used for goniotomy procedures to excise trabecular meshwork via an ab interno approach. To learn more about the unique mission of New World Medical or their innovative product line, please visit http://www.newworldmedical.com
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