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Sightsavers' innovative campaign app allowed staff in programme countries to collect petition signatures from people living in areas without internet coverage.
The accolades, from the the International Association and Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), recognise and celebrate young and upcoming staff and volunteers within the eye health sector.
Sightsavers won the award for its work supporting children with disabilities in Malawi.
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.
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