Weʼve raised £2,485 to Help Hugo distribute the Arclight Ophthalmoscope in India and Nepal, empowering midwives to join the fight against preventable blindness.
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- Funded on Tuesday, 16th June 2020
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Hello ! My name is Hugo and I'm a medical student studying in Scotland.
Over an 8-month medical motorcycle expedition, I will travel to almost every region of India and Nepal to distribute the Arclight Ophtalmoscope - a new low-cost and solar powered device with a major role to play in eliminating preventable blindness worldwide.
India is the country most affected by preventable blindness. It is home to 40% of all those without sight, 240,000 of which are children. The project I have developed will focus on distributing the Arclight to areas of greatest need, and, importantly, training will be delivered to midwives in how to use it for post-natal screening. Proper examination of the eyes is standard practice in the UK but is often omitted in India due to lack of affordable equipment. Giving this amazing device along with the appropriate training will be a simple but important addition to their skillset - empowering them to join the fight against preventable blindness and reducing the number of children starting life without sight.
80% of blindness can be cured or prevented, but this fact is sadly only actualised by those fortunate enough to have access to healthcare.
If you feel like helping me deliver on this project then any donation would be so appreciated. A full breakdown of the expedition budget is available and I will gladly answer any questions that you have - just send me a message.
More detail about the project can be found at my website Arclight India
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Apr 22, 2020
Richard & Lyn Bavin
Mar 17, 2020
All strength to you on such a worthwhile journey.
Mar 10, 2020
Good luck Hugo.
Mar 6, 2020
Well done Hugo. I have been inspired by your father on many occasions and I am only too pleased to help you on what is a remarkable and inspiring plan. Thank you for the chance to contribute.
Mar 5, 2020
Thank you for helping change the world. Your project is inset and heart felt.
Mar 5, 2020
Wishing you every good wish and support on this venture. My dad was blind and I understand the implications that this has not only on the person but the family too. Take care. Mxx
Mar 5, 2020
Have an fabulous inspirational changing lives moment. You are certainly a huge asset to this world. Good luck and much inspiration on your journey
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I am an adventurous 3rd year medical student with a passion for life and caring for others. From my own experiences of chronic pain, I discovered my direction to help heighten the human experience through medicine. I am a lover of mountains, music, motorcycles and family.