Hyderabad: Dr GN Rao receives US award
Dr GN Rao Receives US Award, Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award to Dr Gullapalli N Rao. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has conferred...
Hyderabad: The American Academy of Ophthalmology has conferred "Outstanding Humanitarian Service Award" on Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder and Chairman of L V Prasad Eye Institute.
This award was given to him in recognition of the eye care delivery model he created with the Institute and his contributions to prevention of blindness globally. Dr Rao was also the recipient of "International Prevention of Blindness Award" of the Academy earlier. LVPEI's model of eye care, represented by a pyramid, emphasizes creation of sustainable permanent facilities within communities, staffed and managed by locally trained human resources, and linked effectively with successively higher levels of care.