The NYIT Blog The Box recently featured an article on Usman Aslam, one of our dedicated volunteers!

Photo source Aslam places an IV line on a patient waiting for cataract surgery in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Meet Usman Aslam, Presidential Global Fellow

“The best part of going on medical missions is being able to see the immediate effects of my work helping people,” says Usman Aslam. In June 2015, Aslam embarked on his fourth international medical mission—a trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, which was funded by an NYIT Presidential Global Fellowship.

In Ecuador, Aslam volunteered for seven days with health care professionals mobilized by the nonprofit A Promise To Peru. Aslam was part of a team that performed more than 400 medical screenings and ultrasounds, 725 visual acuity tests, and 128 cataract surgeries (75 percent of the patients were legally blind). They donated supplies and services worth more than $434,100.

Read the full article here.