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Vision Excellence Awards – A to F

The awards recognises the achievements of individuals during the twenty years of VISION 2020.

Abdulaziz Ibrahim AlRajhi
Abdulaziz Ibrahim AlRajhi

The King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital

Dr. AlRajhi has had a distinguished career in the public, private and non-profit sectors, on a national, regional, and global scale…

Akef El-Maghraby
Akef El-Maghraby

Magrabi Medical Group, Magrabi Foundation

He established eye care hospitals and training centres across Africa, the Middle East and Asia over the past…

Allen Foster
Allen Foster

International Center for Eye Health

Professor Foster is one of the architects of Vision 2020 not only developed the initiative, but also…

Dr Ahmed Trabelsi
Ahmed Trabelsi

Nadi Al Bassar Tunisia

He is the President of Nadi Al Bassar in Tunisia which provides eye care services and training with a special focus on…

Anande Swai
Anande Swai

Ophthalimic Nurse - Morogoro Region

She is a very valuable asset in remote mobile eye health services, whereby she plays a double role as…

Anaseini Cama

Fred Hollows Foundation

Dr Cama has been a trail-blazer for female ophthalmologists in the Pacific Islands…

Andrew Bell
Andrew Bell

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

He contributed significantly to improving eye care across the Pacific through his…

Babar Qureshi
Babar Qureshi

CBM

Dr Qureshi spearheaded the Trachoma elimination programme in the…

Bjorn Thylefors
Bjorn Thylefors

World Health Organization

Dr Thylefors first began contributing in the 1970s to the newly formed…

Brien Holden
Brien Holden

Brien Holden Vision Institute

An internationally renowned and awarded scientist and humanitarian know for his contributions to…

Carlos Arieta
Carlos Arieta

Unicamp - Ophthalmology Service

He is a dynamic leader who has served UNICAMP in many roles for thirty five years and…

Caroline Harper
Caroline Harper

Sightsavers

She has helped set the VISION 2020 agenda across the world, including by supporting…

Chimgee Chuluunkhuu
Chimgee Chuluunkhuu

Mongolian Ophthalmologist’s Society (MOS)/Orbis

She has been instrumental in supporting the evolution and growth of pediatric eye health infrastructure and…

Christian Garms
Christian Garms

CBM/IAPB

He received the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his services…

Ciku Mathenge
Ciku Mathenge

Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology

She is a highly trained senior consultant ophthalmologist with training in…

Clare Gilbert
Clare Gilbert

International Centre for Eye Health

She has worked for 30 years to ensure strategies and programmes to prevent…

Daniel Etyla'Ale
Daniel Etyla'Ale

IAPB

He has played critical role in eye care delivery in the Africa region…

Daniel Kiage
Daniel Kiage

Kisii Eye Hospital

He focused on providing eye care to all in need, and eliminating…

Dick Porter
Dick Porter

IAPB

Former Chief Executive of Sightsavers and a Director of IAPB who was also an early architect of VISION 2020…

Dunera Ilako
Dunera Ilako

Ophthalmology of East, Central and Southern Africa

She has been a practicing ophthalmologist for over twenty years…

Elizabeth Kishiki
Elizabeth Kishiki

Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology

She is a skilled planner and teacher and for the last 14 years has made…

Elizabeth Kurian
Elizabeth Kurian

Mission for Vision

She has over 28 years of illustrious leadership experience in the corporate and development sectors…

Ellery Lopez Star
Ellery Lopez Star

Instituto Mexicano de Oftalmologia IAP

He is responsible for the establishment of the IMO’s Reading Center and telemedicine program as well as…

Fatima Kyari
Fatima Kyari

International Centre for Eye Health

She is leading a Pan-African network to develop glaucoma guidelines and toolkit, and…

Francisco Martinez Castro
Francisco Martinez Castro

IAPB

Dr Francisco Martinez Castro is the regional chair for IAPB Latin America and…