The first World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day on 30 January 2020 kicked off a year of decisive action on NTDs.
Sightsavers won the award for its work supporting children with disabilities in Malawi.
The legislation, approved on 10 January, will make it illegal to discriminate or exclude people on the basis of disability.
The Nigerian ministry of health presented the award for Sightsavers' work to treat the disease in Kaduna State.
The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers’ deworming work in Africa for its cost-effectiveness and transparency.
Charity evaluator ImpactMatters awarded Sightsavers a five-star rating for cost-effectiveness – the highest score available.