Travel Grants for International VOSH and SVOSH Chapters to Attend the 2019 VOSH Annual Meeting

Becas de Transporte para Capitulos VOSH y SVOSH para Asistir a la Reunión Anual

Travel Grants For International VOSH and SVOSH Chapters to Attend the 2019 VOSH Annual Meeting 

The 2019 Annual Meeting is approaching, and we are excited to announce that funding has been secured to support part of the transport costs of our international VOSH and SVOSH Chapters to the event.

Thanks to the support of National Vision Inc. we can offer travel grants to our international chapters planning to come to the event.

The grants are up to US$500 for VOSH/International members located in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia regions. Each international VOSH chapter can apply to one travel grant.

VOSH/International chapters that follow the criteria below are encouraged to apply.  The deadline for applications is August 19, 2019.  Decisions will be announced on August 29, 2019.

Criteria for application

-VOSH membership for at least 2 years

-Applying VOSH and SVOSH Chapters should be active demonstrated by their regular sharing of information/data on their activities with VOSH/International or their participation in activities with any of our chapters in the last year.

To apply for this grant please fill in the form.

Good luck and hope to see you in Orlando!


Becas de Transporte para Capítulos Internacionales VOSH y SVOSH para Asistir a la Reunión Anual 2019

La Reunión Anual de VOSH/International se aproxima y estamos muy complacidos de informarles que hemos logrado financiamiento para cubrir parte de los costos de transporte de nuestros capítulos internacionales VOSH y SVOSH para que puedan asistir al evento.

Gracias al apoyo de National Vision Inc. podemos ofrecer becas de transporte a nuestros capítulos internacionales que planean participar en nuestro evento.

Las becas son de hasta US$500 para los miembros de VOSH/International de Latinoamérica y el Caribe, del África y Asia. Cada capítulo internacional de VOSH/International puede postular a una beca.

Animamos a los capítulos de VOSH/International que cumplen con los requisitos a postularse.  La fecha límite de aplicaciones es el 19 de agosto. Los resultados se comunicarán el 29 de agosto.

Requisitos para las postulaciones

-Ser miembros de VOSH/International por lo menos por dos años

-Los capítulos VOSH o SVOSH deben ser miembros activos que demuestren haber compartido información/datos sobre sus actividades con VOSH/International o haber participado en actividades conjuntas con cualquier otro capítulo VOSH durante el año pasado.

Para solicitar la subvención por favor complete el siguiente formulario.

Buena suerte y esperamos verlo en Orlando!

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:


US Government Travel Advise:

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