Eye Health Heroes 2012

At the 9th General Assembly, IAPB introduced for the first time the Eye Health Hero programme – a recognition to front line staff whose work in the field and engagement in the community makes a real difference in aiding vision and restoring sight all around the globe. Each hero had been named by an IAPB member organisation to recognise those examplary workers whose efforts are seldom in the limelight.

See below details and links to the full stories for each of the 9th General Assembly Heroes.

Jawwad Ahmad

Dr. Jawwad Ahmad

Pakistan
Coordinator, Prevention of Blindness Programme, Aid to Leprosy Patients (ALP)
Nominating Organisation: Light for the World

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Jared Enock Anekeyah

Mr. Jared Enock Anekeyah

Kenya
Hydrologist, Water Resources Management Authority
Nominating Organisation: Operation Eyesight Universal

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Michele de Vaal

Ms. Michele de Vaal

Ethiopia
Ethiopia Programme Director, Vision Aid Overseas (VAO)
Nominating Organisation: Vision Aid Overseas (VAO)

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Rubina Gillani

Dr. Rubina Gillani

Pakistan
Pakistan Country Manager, The Fred Hollows Foundation
Nominating Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

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Albrecht Hennig

Dr. Albrecht Hennig

Nepal
Ophthalmologist, Sagarmatha Choudhary Eye Hospital (SCEH)
Nominating Organisation: CBM

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Bon Sool Koo

Dr. Bon Sool Koo

South Korea
Ophthalmologist and KFPB Founder
Nominating Organisation: The Korean Foundation for Prevention of Blindness

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Qing Lu

Dr. Qing Lu

China
Management Director, He Eye Care Systems
Nominating Organisation: He Eye care Systems (HECS)

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Naomi Nsubuga

Dr. Naomi Nsubuga

Uganda
ICEE East Africa Sub-Regional Manager
Nominating Organisation: ICEE

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Greg Pearl

Dr. Greg Pearl

Mexico
Immediate Past President, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH)
Nominating Organisation: Optometry Giving Sight

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V. Rajashekar

Mr V. Rajashekar

India
Assistant Director and Head of the Village Vision Complex, LVPEI
Nominating Organisation, LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)

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Dr Hillary Rono

Dr Hillary Rono

Kenya
North Rift Region Ophthalmologist and Eye Surgeon
Nominating Organisation: Sightsavers

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Biu Sikivou

Dr Biu Sikivou

Fiji
Pacific Eye Institute Associate Director & Lead Ophthalmologist, Diabetes Eye Programme
Nominating Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

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Dr Alemayehu Sisay

Dr. Alemayehu Sisay

Ethiopia
South Regions of Ethiopia Programme Manager and Ophthalmologist, Orbis
Nominating Organisation: ORBIS

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Dr Shiva Prasad Sahoo

Dr Shiva Prasad Sahoo

North East India
Founder, Director and Ophthalmologist, Trilochan Netralaya (TN) Eye in Sambalpur
Nominating Organisation: Right to Sight

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Mr Baha'a Eldin Kamal Sabry

Mr. Baha’a Eldin Kamal Sabry

Egypt
Director of Programs and Sustainability at the Al Noor Magrabi Foundation
Nominating Organisation: The International Eye Foundation (IEF)

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Dr Mariano Yee Melgar

Dr Mariano Yee Melgar

Central and South America
Founder and President of the Board of Directors for VISUALIZA
Nominating Organisation: THE SEVA FOUNDATION

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Dr John Szetu

Dr John Szetu

Western Pacific
Director, Pacific Eye Institute and Regional Medical Advisor for The Fred Hollow Foundation NZ
Nominating Organisation: IAPB Western Pacific Region

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Instruments maintanance department India

Instruments Maintenance Department

India
Nominating Organisation: Aravind Eye Care System (AECS)

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