Francis I. Proctor Foundation
Location(s): Ethiopia; Tanzania; Niger; China; Japan; India; Nepal; Thailand; Denmark; United Kingdom; Argentina; United States
The Proctor Foundation was founded in 1947 for the specific aim of eradicating trachoma worldwide. Since that time, it has evolved into a major research and teaching unit at UCSF, with the Foundation’s goal remaining the prevention and treatment of blindness worldwide. The International Programs division at Proctor has taken over the original goal of the foundation and has focused on the prevention of blindness programs in Asia and Africa.