Tadashi Hattori

Asia-Pacific Prevention of Blindness Association


Biomedical Sciences

Hattori, an ophthalmologist, won the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2022. He divides his time between Japan and Vietnam treating patients living with eye disorders. Hattori has trained more than thirty doctors in Vietnam who can now do sophisticated eye surgeries. His team has treated over 20,000 patients in the country. Hattori has even donated medical equipment to remote and under-resourced hospitals in Vietnam. In 2005, Hattori founded the Asia-Pacific Prevention of Blindness Association to train doctors and conduct free treatment and surgeries. In 2014, with the help of investors and colleagues, he founded the Japan International Eye Hospital in Hanoi. The funds earned through this hospital are used for free outreach programs. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation was touched by Hattori’s “simple humanity and extraordinary generosity.

(Photo: Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation)

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