The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has launched Eye Health Heroes, an annual development programme to celebrate and nurture young and upcoming talent in the eye health sector.
The goal is to provide a unique sector-wide opportunity to connect, develop and celebrate eye health heroes from across NGOs, corporates, clinical and public policy and the global eye health community, said IAPB.
To mark the launch of this year’s awards, IAPB’s royal patron the Countess of Wessex joined a virtual meeting with previous eye health heroes to hear about their experiences and what winning the award meant to them. During the conversation, the Countess also heard about the experiences many eye health professionals are dealing with on the ground due to Covid-19.
This year, the programme is made up of three categories - Leaders, Change makers and Innovators - where individuals and organisations can nominate one or more heroes. Winners will be recognised at a ceremony in October 2020.
Nominations close 6 September 2020. For more, see https://www.iapb.org/EHH2020