ARCLIGHT INDIA

A MOTORCYCLE JOURNEY TO DELIVER LIFE-CHANGING TECHNOLOGY
TO AREAS MOST AFFECTED BY PREVENTABLE BLINDNESS

MISSION

Arclight India is a programme which aims to reduce blindness in the worlds most affected areas. 

My name is Hugo Jobst, and I am a Medical Student at the University of St Andrews. I will undertake an 8-month expedition throughout India and Nepal to train midwives and nurses with the Arclight Ophthalmoscope, empowering them to join the fight against preventable blindness. 

Developed at St Andrews, the Arclight is an innovative, solar powered diagnostic device for examining the eyes and ears. It can accurately detect diseases that cause blindness and deafness. Importantly, due to is durability and low production costs, it is designed to be accessible to low-resource areas.

80% of blindness can be cured, but the people most affected are often the furthest away from appropriate care.

Equipping primary level healthcare workers with the Arclight can give many more children the best chance at a fair start to life.  

Sponsors

"As a practice that focuses primarily on patient care, BBR is honoured to be supporting Hugo"

The Royal Society for Asian Affairs

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