XOVA 2019 Winners

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

XOVA is an award programme sponsored by Novartis Pharma AG. XOVA is intended for medical specialists who have devised initiatives that are expected to have significant impact on unmet needs in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. This year 134 non-profit eye health initiatives from 35 countries were submitted to the eXcellence in Ophthalmology Vision…

Dr Akio Kanai, Recipient of the Brien Holden Humanitarian 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. Akio Kanai, CEO of Fuji Optical, has been announced as the Brien Holden Humanitarian Award winner for 2018 by the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), for his efforts in delivering vision care to refugee communities over more than three decades. The award, honoring the memory and work of Professor Brien Holden, PhD, DSc, FAAO,…

Dr. David Heiden, Seva Foundation Partner, recipient of AAO Humanitarian Service 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

Seva staff and volunteers have long recognized the work of Dr. David Heiden, founder and Medical Director of Seva’s AIDS Eye Initiative, as the epitome of selfless service. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recently agreed with this assessment by awarding Dr. Heiden its 2018 Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award, which recognizes ophthalmologists who have made exemplary…

Light for the World announces Her Abilities 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

On International Women’s Day 2018, Light for the World announced the launch of Her Abilities, the first global award honouring women with disabilities who have achieved greatness in their life or field of work. Inspired by being awarded The Spirit of Helen Keller Award on International Women’s Day and The Right Livelihood Award in 2017, Light for the World…

VFAN wins 2018 Bond Innovation 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

Vision for a Nation Foundation has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Bond Innovation Award. Their programme with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health has made eye care accessible to all 11.8 million Rwandans and is helping people to fulfil their potential. They are now taking their ground-breaking work to Ghana to address poor vision. Tony Hulton, Vision…

2018 Jenny Pomeroy Award 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

Prevent Blindness has announced the recipient of the 2018 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health as the Johns Hopkins University School-Based Eye Care Team. The award will be presented at the 7th Annual Prevent Blindness Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, D.C., on July 18, 2018. Prevent Blindness created the Jenny Pomeroy…

Dr Cohn, recipient of AAO Humanitarian Service 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. Howard Cohn has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award. The recognition, which will be bestowed at the AAO’s annual meeting in November, recognizes Academy members for contributions in charitable activities that are above and beyond the typical duties of an ophthalmologist. Cohn was…

Thank You, Champalimaud Foundation!

Senior Director, Innovation and Sight Programs
Organisation: Seva Foundation

Last month, three IAPB member organizations were honored to receive the Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Seva Foundation, and Seva Canada. We are grateful for this recognition of our partnership over the years and our work to strengthen sustainability of eye care services in sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond this, we commend the…