The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has launched its annual development programme to celebrate and nurture young and upcoming talent in the eye health sector. The goal of the programme is to provide a unique sector-wide opportunity to connect, develop and celebrate Eye Health Heroes from across the NGO, corporate, clinical, and public policy, global eye health community.
Caroline Casey, President of IAPB, said: “We are thrilled to announce our 2021 Eye Health Heroes programme is now open. We encourage you to nominate your hero; whether someone is a changemaker, an innovator or a future leader. We are looking for passionate people with a commitment to eye health who we want to recognise and help tell their story.”
The programme is open to those who are under age 35 and is made up of three categories where individuals and organisations will be able to nominate one or more Heroes: Leaders, Change makers and Innovators.
Winners will be recognised at a ceremony in November, as well as receiving media and communications training and the opportunity to learn from leaders from a range of backgrounds. Find out more at https://www.iapb.org/EHH2021 Nominations close on 29 October.
2020 Eye Health Hero winner Grace Chew, from Singapore, said: “I have been honoured to be an Eye Health Hero and have really enjoyed the programme. It is so important for more people to know the importance of eye health to our lives and the economy. I hope that by talking about our work as Eye Health Heroes more people around the world will know about eye health.”