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Vision Excellence Awards – G to L

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

Geoffrey Tabin
Geoffrey Tabin

Himalayan Cataract Project

He made crucial contributions to prototyping, design-for-manufacturing to production scale-up…

Dr Geoffrey Wabulembo
Geoffrey Wabulembo

Light for the World

As chief ophthalmologist in Uganda, Geoffrey continued in his very humble and collaborative way to reach those who need it the most…

Gullapalli Nageswara Rao
Gullapalli Nageswara Rao

LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)

Dr Rao is the Founder-Chair of L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI). Established in 1987, LVPEI has positively impacted the lives of 30.64 million people…

Gillian Cochrane
Gillian Cochrane

Brien Holden Vision Institute

She is also a member of various IAPB WorkGroups and has been a global Taskforce committee member for uncorrected refractive error and school eye health

GP Pokharel
GP Pokharel

Nepal Eye Hospital

As part of WHO, Dr Pokharel was instrumental in changing the WHO’s definition of blindness…

Grace Chipalo Mutati
Grace Chipalo Mutati

Lusaka Univerity Teaching Hospital

She now heads the newly established UTH Eye Hospital as a Senior Medical Superintendent, an esteemed position she has earned through her education, commitment, vision innovation…

Hannah Faal
Hannah Faal

IAPB

Hannah is internationally recognised as one of the founders of the VISION 2020 initiative…

Helena Ndume

Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International

Since joining SEE in 1995, Dr. Ndume has restored sight to over 30,000 individuals around the world, the majority being in her home country of Namibia…

HRH Abdulaziz bin Ahmed Al Saud

IAPB

He is a leading humanitarian activist on the national, regional and international levels, with close links to the World Health Organization…

Dr Hugh Parsons
Hugh Parsons

Retina Surgical Associates of British Colombia

Dr. Parsons has travelled to Mongolia multiple times over the past 10 years and organized faculty members from the University of British Columbia…

Hugh Taylor
Hugh Taylor

IAPB, Uni Melb

Hugh has served WHO in many capacities as a consultant, advisor and committee member since 1980…

Ivo Kocur
Ivo Kocur

International Council of Ophthalmology

In 2002, Dr Kocur was appointed by the World Health Organization as WHO Global Coordinator of VISION 2020…

Dr Jambi Garap
Jambi Garap

PNG Eye Care

Dr. Garap brought affordable spectacle supply to PNG when she convinced the late Professor Brien Holden to invest in PNG…

Dr James Muecke
James Muecke

Sight for all

Dr. Muecke received an ‘Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness Award’ by the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology…

Jennifer Gersbeck
Jennifer Gersbeck

The Fred Hollows Foundation

Joining The Fred Hollows Foundation in 2016, Jennifer brought her skills of partnership and diplomacy to bear in seeing Vision 2020 live on and evolve…

Jialiang Zhao
Jialiang Zhao

Beijing Medical College

Professor Jialiang has served as director of the Chinese Academy of Medical Science Research Center since 2001…

Jill Keeffe
Jill Keeffe

LCIF

In 2002, Jill was named Chair of the WHO Low Vision Working Group (LVWG), a role she continued to serve in upon its transition to an IAPB working group in 2007…

Kazuichi Konyama
Kazuichi Konyama

Prof Konyama worked as a consultant with the World Health Organization in Geneva and Manila and always encouraged inter-country sharing and technical exchanges…

Keerti Bhusan Prasad
Keerti Bhusan Pradhan

Vision Spring

Keerti has been constantly advising Vision 2020 India and has also helped in increasing its membership…

Kovin Naidoo
Kovin Naidoo

Essilor

He currently is the ESSILOR the Senior Vice President of Inclusive Business, Philanthropy and Social Impact…

Lady Jean Wilson
Lady Jean Wilson

IAPB

She too worked with him in ensuring that blind people around the world found equitable opportunities…

Larry Schwab

International Eye Foundation

Dr. Schwab’s work with the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a significant cause of preventable blindness in war-torn countries…

Lindsey Marvel
Lindsey Marvel

Digital Optometrics

Dr. Marvel is passionate about technology and telehealth solutions that increase access to eye care for some of the most vulnerable communities…

Lou Pizzarello
Lou Pizzarello

HKI/Lavelle Fund for the Blind

As a key part of the IAPB board, Prof Pizzarello worked with the WHO in ensuring the success of VISION 2020 implementation around the world…

Lucia Silva

Visualiza Clinica Medica Oftalmologica

She is passionate about providing other female ophthalmologists with leadership and decision-making opportunities…