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WCAX Highlights Young & Singh Trip to Gambia to Improve Pediatric Vision Care

June 1, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson

(JUNE 1, 2023) UVM ophthalmologists Jeffrey Young, M.D., and Sujata Singh, M.D., are two members of a larger team of Vermont medical experts traveling to The Republic of The Gambia with a mission to improve pediatric vision services and ophthalmology infrastructure in the country, WCAX-TV reported.

UVM ophthalmologist Jeffrey Young, M.D., examines a child in The Republic of The Gambia.

(JUNE 1, 2023) UVM ophthalmologists Jeffrey Young, M.D., and Sujata Singh, M.D., both assistant professors of surgery, are two members of a larger team of Vermont medical experts traveling to The Republic of The Gambia with a mission to improve pediatric vision services and ophthalmology infrastructure in the country, WCAX-TV reported. “Our goal, in the end, is to help implement a countrywide policy where children with vision problems are identified and treated,” said Young. The mission has cost thousands of dollars over the years and is self-funded by grants and other fundraisers.

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