We presenlty support two projects in delopping countries.
Chittagong, Bangladesh: We have started a cooperation with Chittagong Hospital in Bangladesh in order to increase survival rate and especially to support chemotherapy for children with extra ocular disease. Dr. Soma Rani Roy is an ICO fellow from Bangladesh, she completed 3 months fellowship in Retinoblastoma from 1st July to 30th September 2016 at L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, under supervision of Dr. Swathi Kaliki, director of the Operation Eyesight Universal Institute for Eye Cancer in Hyderabad, India. She has now returned to Bangladesh to treat RB children with the knowledge she has gained through her KAKS fellowship.
Kathmandu, Nepal: Our first fellow has just finished her training with the Shields in Will’s Eye in Philadelphia. She is now retuning to Kathmandu, where KAKS has started a close cooperation with the goal to open up the Tilganga KAKS National Retinoblastoma Centre. We are currently working on a nationwide awareness campaign and are collecting funds to improve retinoblastoma care in Nepal and at Tilganga.
Teheran, Iran: Awarenss Campaign at the Children’s Medical Center Hospital.