Andrew Bastawrous

Vision for vision: translating ideas into practice

How social entrepreneurs can support lives of millions? Join LIVE our #KAPTalks with the Andrew Bastawrous. The event will be fully online. Join us on 1st October at 15:00 GMT. Registration for this event, click here.

Thursday 01.10.2020

More from the speaker

When: 1st October 2020 at 17:00 CET / 15:00 GMT (check time around the world). Where: online. Registration is required for this event, click here. You can join the lecture by:

  • connecting via Zoom platform to the lecture and ask your questions to the speaker
  • following livestreaming from the event at kapuscinskilectures.eu
  • asking your questions to speakers via Twitter using #KAPTalks hashtag

Eye surgeon and social entrepreneur Dr Andrew Bastawrous will share his journey from surgeon to public health doctor and to founding and leading a social enterprise with a mission to bring vision and eye health to everyone. Andrew will share the highs and lows of building a movement, a team and an organisation with a focussed mission to serve some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

Organized in partnership with:

Andrew Bastawrous is cofounder and CEO of Peek Vision, a social impact organization that uses smartphone technology to radically increase access to eye care in some of the most challenging places in the world. Bastawrous is also an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) and Associate Professor in International Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Peek's vision app, Peek Acuity, is being used to transform eye health in more than 150 countries. The organization ran one of the top-ten all-time Indiegogo crowd-funding campaigns in the health sector -- for Peek Retina, a smartphone ophthalmoscope -- and was voted "best social-impact start-up in Europe" by Google and McKinsey in 2016. Bastawrous is working with astrophysicists to crowdsource retinal data; with National Geographic explorers to reach isolated communities; and with artists and activists to advocate for eye care globally. He and his wife Madeleine have established a social enterprise healthy bakery in Kenya that provides employment, with profits paying for eye care.

On this topic