ALLERGAN

Request Allergan products from the Americares Medical Outreach Program: https://mop.americares.org/

ALCON 

From: Missions, Medical (Gen) [mailto:medical.missions@alcon.com

Thank you for contacting Alcon for your upcoming mission. We have implemented a new online donation process. 

All missions must provide a letter of invitation from the Ministry of Health. Please allow yourself enough time in the planning process to acquire this documentation. Mission requests usually need a lead time of 4 to 6 weeks. 

Once you click on the link, it will take you to our Medical Missions page. Look at the bottom of the page and select “Eligibility Questionnaire”. Once you answer those questions, it takes you to the request form. 

It will ask you to upload two documents, the letter from the Ministry and your product list. Have those saved on your computer so you can upload into the application. If you are in the process of getting the letter, just create a Word document and indicate that – you can then upload that document and complete the application. Once you receive it, forward it to me. 

We look forward to working with you. Feel free to call if you have any further questions 

http://www.alcon.com/corporate-responsibility/medical-missions.aspx scroll down to Eligibility Questionnaire (click on link and it will take you in to the online questionnaire to submit your info). 

VALEANT/ BAUSCH AND LOMB

Please visit the Valeant Website via the link below to obtain information on product donations, grants/sponsorship and charitable contributions. 

http://www.valeant.com/about/us-assistance-programs/educational-grants-and-investigator-initiated-stu dies 

Once you’ve entered the website, there are links that will allow you to submit requests for grants and charitable contributions sponsored by Bausch +Lomb. 

If you should need assistance with filling out forms or have any specific questions in regards to donation program, please email caring@bausch.com

 

Updated COVID-19 and VOSH Humanitarian Clinics Advice

Due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, a new variant that is more contagious, and these being early days in the vaccination distribution, VOSH/International DOES NOT recommend that chapters participate in domestic or international eye and vision clinics at this time.

We reiterate that at a time when the coronavirus continues to spread quickly in many parts of the world and vaccinations are not yet available to local populations, the risk of close contact with patients in a crowded outpatient environment remains high.

If a VOSH Chapter or VOSH volunteer chooses to hold a clinic against our best guidance, this is done at your own risk, by your own decision and should be in line with current local/national government rules.  VOSH/International would like to reiterate that safety for VOSH volunteers and our patients is of utmost importance and central to any decision-making process.

We have published our updated clinic guidelines with best practices to be observed in this new context.  You can download VOSH/International clinic guidelines here

Also please keep checking the following sites with official and most recent updates:

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

US CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/when-to-delay-travel.html

US Government Travel Advise: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times, hard work and dedication to improving vision and eye health throughout the world.

John Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI

President, VOSH/International

January 2021