Humanitarian Initiatives

Visual disability, both reversible and irreversible, afflicts millions of people around the globe. As populations age, diseases such as glaucoma, diabetes and cataracts are increasing in prevalence with sight threatening implications for many underserved areas lacking access to basic eye care needs. New World Medical’s mission is to preserve and enhance vision by delivering innovations to all of humanity. This mission can only be achieved through partnerships with surgeons and eye care professionals who are dedicated to alleviating the burden of blindness around the globe. As an organization, we are dedicated to supporting medical missions that deliver cutting edge eye care while also promoting the transfer of surgical skills from highly trained providers to local peers for enhanced eye care delivery.


The New World Medical Fellowship Award is one step towards achieving these goals by supporting future health care leaders who are dedicated to making global humanitarian work an integral part of their careers in glaucoma. The Fellowship is comprised of $10,000 in travel support for a minimum of one ophthalmic mission in a developing nation within a single academic year. Any remaining funds can be used to attend international ophthalmic conferences and/or obtain training that will enhance future efforts to deliver care to underserved populations. The selection committee will choose the applicant who best embodies the spirit of these objectives as the annual New World Medical Fellow.


Fellowship and Humanitarian Award Advisory Committee:
  • Malik Kahook
  • Scott Lawrence
  • Oluwatosin Smith
  • Wendy Hofman

Please submit your one-page personal statement and curriculum vitae via mail or email by the last calendar day in February. In addition, up to three letters of recommendation should be sent on the author’s letterhead to the same mailing address or by email prior to the application due date. Announcement of the New World Medical Fellow will be made during the spring American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Symposium & Congress. Fellows will be required to give a presentation about their out-reach experiences at the New World Medical Breakfast Meeting during the following autumn’s American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.


Applicant Criteria
  1. Graduate from an accredited medical school, school of osteopathic medicine, or holder of ECFMG certificate.
  2. Travel stipends are contingent on beginning a recognized glaucoma surgical fellowship program in the United States.
  3. If selected, travel stipends will be paid directly to the Fellow and may not be reduced by the institution for any reason.
  4. The applicants are required to be present at ASCRS meeting when the winner is announced.

Application Process
  1. Complete New World Medical Fellowship Award Application below.
  2. A personal statement detailing interest in international ophthalmic clinical work.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. Up to three letters of recommendation from physicians who have supervised the applicant during residency training. At least one letter should be from a source with deep knowledge of the applicant’s surgical skill.
  5. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is the last calendar day in February. Please check at least one week before the deadline to confirm that the application is complete by e-mailing – fellowship@newworldmedical.com
  6. You will receive an e-mail notification within 10 business days of completing your application indicating that your submission is COMPLETE.

All applications and letters of recommendation should be emailed to fellowship@newworldmedical.com or mailed to:

New World Medical Fellowship Award
C/O Khaled Bahjri
10763 Edison Court
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 
 

To promote global ophthalmic surgery excellence, the New World Medical Humanitarian Grant provides $50,000 in funding each year to non-profit or academic institutions providing ophthalmic care and training in developing health systems. The selection committee will determine the award winner(s) based on the organization’s potential to enhance global ophthalmic care.


New World Medical Fellowship and Humanitarian Grant Selection Committee:
  • Malik Kahook
  • Scott Lawrence
  • Oluwatosin Smith
  • Wendy Hofman

Please submit your nonprofit organization’s application documents via mail or email by the end of February. Announcement of the New World Medical Humanitarian Grant recipient will be made annually during the spring American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Symposium & Congress. The selected organization will be asked to present their work at the New World Medical Breakfast Meeting during the following autumn’s American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.



Applicant Criteria
  1. US nonprofit 501c3 or academic institutions.
  2. Have scheduled humanitarian trip(s) over the next 12 months that incorporates surgical training of local ophthalmologists.
  3. The applicants are required to be present at ASCRS meeting when the winner is announced.

Application Process
  1. Complete New World Medical Humanitarian Grant Application below.
  2. Provide documentation of organization’s active status.
  3. Furnish a list of prior Humanitarian Trips, including date, location, number of participants, number of patients treated, number local surgeons trained, and number/type of procedures performed.
  4. Submit project proposal that contains the following sections:
    1. Project rationale.
    2. Project management (a brief description of the mission timeframe and work-plan. Include details on project implementation and monitoring arrangements, and explain how these ensure a cost-effective and efficient attainment of the mission goals.)
    3. Project cost and budget justification.
  5. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is the last calendar day in February. Please check at least one week before deadline to confirm that application is complete by e-mailing – humanitarian@newworldmedical.com
  6. You will receive an e-mail notification within 10 business days of completing your application indicating that your submission is COMPLETE.
  7. New World Medical Fellowship and Humanitarian Grant Selection Committee may request an interview with a spokesperson for the organization.


All applications documents should be emailed to humanitarian@newworldmedical.com or mailed to:

New World Medical Humanitarian Grant
C/O Khaled Bahjri
10763 Edison Court
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730



 
 

Over our company’s 25-year history, one of the ways that we have sought to achieve this was by providing unlimited no-charge products for patients unable to afford care. If an ophthalmic surgeon is willing to donate their efforts, New World Medical is eager to supply them with empowering technology to benefit patients in need. All product requests must be submitted using the form below. We will review your submission and respond within two weeks. If your circumstances are more pressing, please call our offices during normal business hours.



 
 

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