Prevent Blindness calls for nominations and applications for two awards

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness is inviting nominations for two awards. Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award:    The Prevent Blindness Rising Visionary Award is presented annually to an optometry student or resident, ophthalmology resident, or other health care professional student or resident in the United States who has the best essay based on the 2020 Focus on Eye…

Jaime Soria Viteri recipient of Richard & Chita Abbott Young Leader Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Jaime Soria Viteri (Ecuador) representing the Ecuadorian Society of Ophthalmology is the 2019 recipient of the Richard & Chita Abbott Young Leader Award for his project “OftalmoEconomics”. He is also IAPB Latin America Regional Strategic Advisor. Richard & Chita Abbott Young Leader Award is given to the best project in each future PAAO Leadership Development…

2020 NTD Innovation Prize

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The NTD Innovation Prize is designed to encourage and support creativity and ingenuity in neglected tropical diseases and to fund new ideas that could result in cost-effective, scalable and transformative impact. This year American Leprosy Missions is partnering with Novartis to offer two prizes: 1st place for up to $20,000 and 2nd place for up…

James Muecke named Australian of the Year

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

South Australian Dr James Muecke has been named 2020 Australian of the Year for his work in preventing blindness that impacts 1 in 10 Australians. Dr James Muecke is an Eye Health Hero and founder of Sight For All, an organisation dedicated to fighting all causes of blindness with projects in Aboriginal and mainstream Australian…

Caroline Harper awarded the Hemingway Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Dr Caroline Harper CBE, Chief Executive of Sightsavers, has been selected by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH) and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) as the winner of the first Hemingway Award. She receives the award for her work transforming the funding landscape for trachoma, a neglected tropical disease. In…

Professor David Mabey to receive Prince Mahidol Award 2019

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

David Mabey, Professor of Communicable Diseases and Head of the Department of Clinical Research at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has been selected to receive the Prince Mahidol Award 2019 in the field of Public Health. Professor David Mabey is a leading physician whose work has made a huge impact on the health…

Sanduk Ruit honoured with Nepal’s Prime Minister National Talent Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Senior ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit has been honoured with Nepal’s Prime Minister National Talent Award-2075. President Bidhya Devi Bhandari awarded Dr Ruit amidst a special ceremony organised by the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers. The award carries a purse of Rs 500,000 and a citation. The government on 3 December 2017 had…

Nominations open for Her Abilities Award 2019

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Nominations are open for Her Abilities Award 2019. The global award launched in 2018 to celebrate the achievements of women with disabilities in the areas of Health & Education, Rights, Arts, Culture, and Sports. The last day to send nominations is 21 June 2019. Her Abilities, a Light for the World initiative, is inspired and…

Call for Nominations for 2019 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Prevent Blindness invites nominations for the 2019 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health. The Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health is presented annually to an individual, team, or organisation that has made significant contributions to the advancement of public health related to vision and eye health at…

Dr Sheila West, International Blindness Prevention recipient

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Dr Sheila West, has been selected by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) as this year’s winner of the International Blindness Prevention Award. She is the El-Maghraby Professor of Preventive Ophthalmology and Vice Chair for Research at the Wilmer Eye Institute, with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of…

Yetnebersh Nigussie, receives 2017 ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Right Livelihood Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Yetnebersh Nigussie, a 35 year old lawyer from Ethiopia and Light for the World’s Senior Inclusion Advisor, will be awarded The Right Livelihood Award 2017 . The Right Livelihood Award is widely referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. She was awarded “for her inspiring work promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities allowing…