Since 2010, Mahi Muqit has been actively doing voluntary overseas work with Helen Keller International (HKI). He has provided support to HKI’s Diabetic Retinopathy, Training and Treatment (DRETT) program based at Chittagong Eye Infirmary and Training Complex (CEITC) and the Scaling Up Diabetic Retinopathy Services program in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
This work has been published in a leading medical journal:
From 2014, he will continue with further projects to develop training initiatives with other project partners in the international sector. These projects aim to address the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Vision 2020 agenda for diabetic retinopathy and the prevention of blindness.
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Grading Workshop For “Scaling Up Diabetic Retinopathy Services (SDRS)” in Bangladesh Project, August 24-27, 2014
Facilitators: Mahi Muqit, Dr Dipak Nag (Dhaka), Dr Jasmin Ahmed (Chittagong)
Partner: Helen Keller International
Location: National Institute of Ophthalmology, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy are major public health problems in Bangladesh. This workshop has been designed to improve the skills of Nurses, Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Photographers, and Retinal Screeners in Diabetic Retinopathy screening. The aim of this four-day course is to provide an update and training based on the United Kingdom experience and is the initial training for graders involved in the “Scaling Up Diabetic Retinopathy Services (SDRS) Project” in Bangladesh.
Seeing Is Believing & Standard Chartered Bank, Innovation Grant Award 2014
“Quality of Improvement in Image Grading”: International Test and Training (iTAT)” in Bangladesh, Botswana and Indonesia.
UK Study Centres, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust & Moorfields Eye Hospital
International Partner: Helen Keller International
Location: Jakarta, Bandung & Yogyakarta site visits in Indonesia