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The Nigerian ministry of health presented the award for Sightsavers' work to treat the disease in Kaduna State.
The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers’ deworming programmes in Africa for their impact, cost-effectiveness and transparency.
Sightsavers’ chief executive was recognised for her work to help eliminate trachoma around the world by transforming the way funding is secured.
Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the world’s largest medical gallery and will be on display for at least 30 years.
Charity evaluator ImpactMatters has awarded Sightsavers a five-star rating for the cost-effectiveness of its work – the highest score available.
The accolades, awarded by the IAPB, recognise eight young and upcoming leaders who are making a difference in eye health.
Adriane Ohanesian’s image of a Sightsavers-supported surgeon operating on a teenager in a makeshift clinic has been put forward for the Wellcome Photography Prize 2019.
Dominic, who is Sightsavers’ Director of Policy and Programme Strategy, has been recognised by the Queen in the Birthday Honours for his services to people with disabilities.
Sightsavers’ film about work to treat neglected tropical diseases was honoured at the 2019 Charity Film Awards, which recognises some of the best fundraising films.
The image, by photographer Peter Nicholls, has been awarded first prize by the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI).
For the second year in a row, Sightsavers has been named top charity in the Top 50 Companies for Customer Service Awards.
The organisation is one of the only international non-governmental organisations to hold this status in the UK.
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