Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award Lecture


The António Champalimaud Vision Award, currently in its 17th year, is presented to active research groups involved in basic or clinical research which has led to a major breakthrough in the understanding and/or the preservation of vision.

St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group (SJEHG) was recognized as the 2023 António Champalimaud Vision Award Laureate Organization for their remarkable work in supporting hundreds of thousands of people in the Gaza Strip, West Bank, and East Jerusalem. Their efforts have been crucial in the battle against blindness and ensuring access to essential health services in a region marked by conflict and instability. At ARVO 2024, SJEHG Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Ma'ali, PhD, MPH, BSN, presented on the organization's commitment to providing essential eyecare in this region.