RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- New World Medical, Inc., a privately-held ophthalmic company dedicated to developing cutting-edge glaucoma medical devices intended to alleviate the suffering of patients globally, is proud to announce that they are accepting applications for the annual Humanitarian Grant and Fellowship Award through January 31st, 2018.
Building on the company's mission to preserve and enhance vision by delivering innovations to all of humanity, the New World Medical Humanitarian Grant provides $50,000 in funding each year to a non-profit or academic institution providing ophthalmic care and training in developing health systems. The award recipient will be selected based on the organization's potential to enhance global ophthalmic care. The annual New World Medical Fellowship Award offers $10,000 in travel support for a minimum of one ophthalmic medical mission in a developing nation within a single academic year to a glaucoma fellow dedicated to making global humanitarian work an integral part of their career.
"New World Medical is proud to support programs and future clinicians that embody our 25-year history of giving," said Bilal Khan, President of New World Medical. "We are committed to providing eye care where it's needed most, which often means developing nations and underserved populations. This can only be achieved through collaborations with like-minded organizations and eye care professionals who are dedicated to alleviating the burden of blindness around the globe."
The 2017 Humanitarian Grant recipient was Sight for Souls, a US-based charity dedicated to catalyzing blindness alleviation and building capacity through residency and subspecialty training of ophthalmologists in Ethiopia. Jeanie D. Ling, MD, glaucoma fellow at the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, was the recipient of the 2017 Fellowship Award.
For more information on the 2018 Humanitarian Grant and the 2018 Fellowship Award including eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit New World Medical's website at http://www.newworldmedical.com/humanitarian.html.
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 single use disposable 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
SOURCE New World Medical