Ryman Healthcare are accepting entries for its annual $228,000 Ryman Prize

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The Ryman Prize is an international award aimed at encouraging the best and brightest thinkers in the world to focus on ways to improve the health of older people.

Each year Ryman Healthcare offers the cash prize for the world’s best discovery, development, advance or achievement that enhances quality of life for older people.

It is the world’s richest prize of its type and was established to create the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for people working in the field.

The prize was first awarded in 2015 to Gabi Hollows, co-founder of the Hollows Foundation, for her tireless work to restore sight for millions of older people in the developing world.

In 2020 Professor Miia Kivipelto, a Finnish researcher whose research into the causes of Alzheimers and dementia has had a worldwide impact, was awarded the prize.

Entries for the 2021 prize will close at 5pm on Friday, July 16, New Zealand time.