Eye Health Heroes 2016

Click on the images to read about each hero

About the

Recognition for eye care practitioners and front line staff


The Eye Health Heroes programme is an initiative of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in partnership with L’OCCITANE Foundation designed to celebrate eye care practitioners and front line staff whose everyday efforts behind the scenes are making a real difference towards Universal Eye Health.

Nominations are expected to come in from 154 IAPB member organisations from around the world, including virtually every major international eye health NGO, global apex bodies for both ophthalmology and optometry, disabled persons’ organisations, academic institutions and concerned corporations, all working together to eliminate avoidable blindness and visual impairment worldwide.

See Eye Health Heroes 2012 at 9GA.
Also see Eye Health Leaders 2013, 2014 and 2015

The nominated Heroes will be honoured at the
10GA Celebration Ceremony.

Heroes at 10GA

Why you should send your
Eye Health Hero to 10GA

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The 10GA presents an unparalleled opportunity to showcase key staff who are working to make a difference with their work every day.

At the GA, these heroes will be showcased in a number of ways–online and on-site publicity material, speaking slots during the Assembly and a formal award event during the Celebration ceremony, among other things.

map_0003_Layer-1-copy Eye Health Heroes 2012   map_0004_Layer-1 Eye Health Leaders 2013   map_0002_Layer-1-copy-2 Eye Health Leaders 2014   map_0000_Layer-1-copy-4 Eye Health Leaders 2015   map_0001_Layer-1-copy-3 Eye Health Heroes 2016