Missions

Surinam projects

Medical specialty: Ophthalmology
Mission leader: Peerooz Saeed, MD, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
Local mission leader: Anne-Marie Bueno de Mesquita, MD, Academisch Ziekenhuis Paramaribo

    • Peerooz Saeed (orbita specialist AMC),
    • Sylvie Vandelanotte (ophthalmologist in Belgium, fellow orbita AMC),
    • Yoav Vardizer (ophthalmologist in Israel, fellow orbita AMC, ocularist) and
    • Marije Sminia (ophthalmologist).
  • 18-20 november 2006: WAMA congress “ATOA2006″ in Paramaribo, Surinam
  • 2007 Sponsoring of Vovis Project by fund from ATOA2006

ATOA 2012 Meeting in Paramaribo for ophthalmologists in the Caribbean

Serbia projects

  • Center for treatment of Graves Disease

Medical specialty: Ophthalmology
Mission leader: Peerooz Saeed, MD, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
Local mission leader: Dr. Knezevic
Dr. Saeed Peerooz visited the university of Belgrade many times.In Serbia, at the doorstep of Europe, there is a glaring lack of knowledge about the Graves disease. This disease (where the bulging eyes can be debilitating and stigmatizing) is relatively easy to treat if detected in time.

Peerooz Saeed completed in collaboration with the University of Belgrade nine missions, with the aim of treating patients, while improving knowledge of the local doctors. The contact is Dr. Knezevic Belgrade, University of Belgrade. The ultimate goal of the mission was the creation of a Center for treatment of Graves patients in Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Croatia. In 2009, Dr.Knezevic completed a fellowship in the Netherlands.

Mozambique projects

  • report follows

Medical specialty: Ophthalmology
Mission leader: Peerooz Saeed, MD, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
Local mission leader:
WAMA ophthalmologists (dr. Zacharopolous) went to Mozambique to train students at the Univerity of Beira, and to cooperate with local doctors to treat patients. During the visit of Beira training was given to about 50 medstudents from the second, third and fourth year of medschool.

Next to training, the national institute for blind people was visited, where children were examined and records were filed to assess their situation. They will be examined yearly by WAMA ophthalmologists.

Vietnam projects

Medical specialty: Ophthalmology
Mission leader: Peerooz Saeed, MD, Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam
Local mission leader:

  • Januari 2006: First mission to Vietnam, Hanoi Eye Hospital, exploration of opportunities: Hanoi 2006 (pdf)
  • Peerooz Saeed (orbita specialist AMC),
  • Heike Bijl (ophthalmologist in training, AMC)
  • 2007 Books for Vietnam library
    • Sending medical books on ophthalmology to Vietnam