Regional Achievement Award

IAPB regions map

The Award

Given to individuals or organisations for notable contributions to prevention of blindness and visual impairment at regional level, this award highlights the diversity of interventions and approaches to strengthen eye care in specific regional contexts.

Also see: List of IAPB Awards

Past Winners

2012 Regional Awards – EMRO

  • Dr Rubina Gillani, Pakistan; Country Manager, The Fred Hollows Foundation
  • Dr Jaouad Hammou, Morocco; National Coordinator for the Prevention of Blindness, Ministry of Health

EMRO map

2012 Regional Awards – Africa

  • Dr Maria Hagan, Ghana; West Africa Co-Chair, IAPB
  • Dr Makwawanga Mankiew Emile, DRC; Director, National Programme for the Prevention of Blindness

Africa region

2012 Regional Awards – Latin America

  • Dr Francisco Martinez Castro, Mexico; President, Diabetic Retinopathy Tecnical Subcommittee, IAPB Latina America
  • Dr Juan Silva, Colombia; Regional Advisor Prevention of Blindness, PAHO

Latin America region

2012 Regional Awards – Europe

  • Dr Ivo Kocur, Czech Republic; Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, Team Leader, WHO
  • Dr Timothy J ffytche, United Kingdom; Ophtalmologist

Europe region

2012 Regional Awards – South East Asia

  • Dr Khalequzzaman, Bangladesh; Honorary General Secretary, Bangladesh National Society for the Blind
  • Dr Ravilla Duraisami Ravindran, India; Chairman, Aravind Eye Care System and South East Asia Co-Chair, IAPB

South-East Asia region

2012 Regional Awards – North America

  • Mr John M. Barrows, USA; Vice President for Programs and Director for Sustainability Initiatives, International Eye Foundation
  • Dr Eugene Helveston, USA; Global Director, ORBIS Cyber-Sight

North America

2012 Regional Awards – Western Pacific

  • Ms Sheona McGraw, Canada; Former Regional Programmes Manager, IAPB Western Pacific
  • Prof Leshan Tan, China; China Coordinator, IAPB

Western Pacific regions