Indian-Origin Doctor Inducted Into Global Medical Missions of Hall of FameApril 13, 2017 09:30
An Indian-origin doctor in the United States has been inducted into the Global Medical Missions Hall of Fame in recognition of his work to eliminate avoidable blindness by accessing medical care in parts of the world hit by poverty.
Vadrevu V.K. Raju, who is the founder and medical director of the Eye Foundation of America was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences this month along with the Galilee Medical Center, and Donald C Mullen.
In a statement Dr. Raju said that in children the gift of sight results in 75 years of a full productive life. “No child will be denied treatment and children around the globe can come to receive world-class services, he said. “If blindness is preventable, then let us do it big”.
Through the foundation, Dr. Raju renders state-of-art services through mobile eye camps and permanent brick and mortar hospitals.
The foundation has facilitated more than 600 physician exchanges, trained more than 200 ophthalmologists, served two million patients, and performed more than 300,000 vision saving surgeries in 21 countries.