Tanzanian albinos have been facing a series of brutal attacks and murders for witch doctor potions. Seva Canada and the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology have been providing much-needed eye care for this beleagured community.
October 2008: Eye Care Centre Opens in Tanzania with Canadian Help and UBC faculty members win prestigious International Blindness Prevention Award
Two back-to-back events on November 4 and November 10 mark the growth, success, and recognition of the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology and its founders, Dr. Susan Lewallen and Dr. Paul Courtright.
Two UBC faculty members, Dr. Paul Courtright and his wife Dr. Susan Lewallen, have won the prestigious International Blindness Prevention Award for 2008 from the American Academy of Ophthalmology(AAO).