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Our Eye Health Heroes work with passion, purpose and determination to improve peoples’ lives all over the world.
They are the change-makers, innovators and emerging leaders from across all areas and backgrounds in eye health.
Building on the success of the 2020 cohort and incorporating feedback from the Heroes themselves, our goal is to provide a unique sector wide opportunity. Through a year-long programme we want to connect, develop and celebrate Eye Health Heroes from across the NGO, corporate, clinical and public policy, global eye health community.
In 2020, we awarded 54 young leaders as Eye Health Heroes from across 29 countries at our virtual awards ceremony that featured senior figures from the sector. The awards were launched by Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex who joined a virtual meeting with previous Eye Health Heroes. On World Sight Day last year, Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex held a call with previous heroes.
Those nominated but not accepted into the final programme will be recognised as Eye Health Heroes Nominees for that year.
The programme includes; the Eye Health Hero Awards Ceremony , Communications and PR training, monthly news updates, blogs and articles from the Heroes. ‘Eye Inspire’ monthly webinars series with Key Opinion Leaders sharing their leadership insights.
IAPB is thankful to the Allergan, an AbbVie company for supporting the Eye Health Hero programme for 2020 and 2021.
Eye Health Heroes is funded via a grant from the Allergan Foundation