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Vision Excellence Awards: Ramachandra Parajasegaram

Dr Pararajasegaram

Dr Ramachandra “Para” Pararajasegaram was a former WHO Regional Advisor and Consultant, and former President, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. He was a mentor and supporter of many eye care programmes and organisations around the world.

Para played a key role in launching VISION 2020: The Right to Sight and was the President of IAPB from 1994-1999. He had presented the John Wilson lecture at the IAPB General Assembly in 2004. He also played an advisory role in his later years through the IAPB Low Vision Working Group.