Dr. Karim Damji has a clear vision for Africa

Dr. Karim Damji has a clear vision for AfricaThis February, University of Alberta professor of ophthalmology Karim Damji, EMBA’05, was selected as one of Canada’s new rising stars in global health by Grand Challenges Canada and awarded $100,000 to further develop an east Africa-based telehealth program to prevent and treat blindness in people with glaucoma.A large part of the success of his unique ‘teleglaucoma’ program, Karim says, can be attributed to the knowledge and skills he learned from his Queen’s EMBA. Although he had been engaged in international work since the mid 1990s, he realized prior to enrolling in the EMBA program that the only way he could have a lasting impact on the devastation caused by glaucoma and irreversible blindness in the developing world was to create a self-sustaining system where local eye specialists could be trained and retained in their own environment and be able to detect and treat glaucoma at earlier stages.

via http://asiancorrespondent.com/88235/dr-karim-damji-emba05-has-a-clear-vision-for-africa/.
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