The Vision Excellence Awards 2020

Chief Executive Officer
Organisation: The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

2020 has been on our collective minds for two decades. This year brings the end of a remarkable global initiative, VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, that brought many of us together. VISION 2020  also brought new attention to eye health, along with four World Health Assembly resolutions. It helped focus our attention on its three…

VISION 2020 and Me: Victoria Sheffield

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

Victoria Sheffield is IAPB’s Vice-President. She headed International Eye Foundation for many years and played a key role in launching VISION 2020. Victoria discusses some of the achievements of VISION 2020 in this ‘Vision Excellence‘ blog series to mark the end of VISION 2020. What was VISION 2020’s impact on eye care and service delivery?…

VISION 2020 and Me: Hannah Faal

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

Hannah Faal was the President of IAPB when VISION 2020 was launched in 1999. She discusses some of the achievements of VISION 2020 in this ‘Vision Excellence‘ blog series to mark the end of VISION 2020. What was VISION 2020’s impact on eye care and service delivery in Africa? Soon after VISION 2020: The Right…

VISION 2020 and Me: Van Lansingh

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

Van Lansingh was the regional coordinator for VISION 2020 Latin America for over a decade. He discusses some of the achievements of VISION 2020 in this ‘Vision Excellence‘ blog series to mark the end of VISION 2020. What was VISION 2020’s impact on eye care and service delivery in Latin America? In the two decades…

VISION 2020 and Me: Taraprasad Das

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

Taraprasad Das is IAPB’s Regional Chair for South East Asia, and is also the Vice-Chair for L V Prasad Eye Institute. He was also the Chair for VISION 2020 India. He discusses some of the achievements of VISION 2020 in this ‘Vision Excellence’ blog series to mark the end of VISION 2020. What was VISION 2020’s impact…