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.
Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries is the world’s largest medical gallery and will be on display for at least 30 years.
More than 700 surveys to track levels of blinding trachoma have been completed globally in the past year as part of the Tropical Data initiative.
Before the Sightsavers eye health programme in the Sundarbans started, one in every 40 people over the age of 50 in the region was blind. Today, that number has dropped to one in 80.
The accolades, awarded by the IAPB, recognise eight young and upcoming leaders who are making a difference in eye health.
The statistics feature in the World Health Organization's first World Report on Vision, published ahead of World Sight Day.