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Growing diabetes epidemic means more people are at risk of blindness

Growing diabetes epidemic means more people are at risk of blindness

Jennifer Gersbeck

On 7 April—World Health Day—the World Health Organisation (WHO) is shining a light on the rise of diabetes worldwide. While the epidemic is increasing rapidly in low and middle-income countries, Australia is not immune.  Read more →

Tackling diabetes in Indigenous communities with Indigenous doctors

Tackling diabetes in Indigenous communities with Indigenous doctors

As diabetes prevalence—and in turn diabetic eye disease—increases across Australia, Dr Justin Keevers is keen to tackle the scourge in Indigenous communities. The 29-year-old electrician-turned-doctor says while he grew up aware of the importance of physical activity, nutrition and regular check-ups, other Indigenous individuals aren’t so lucky.  Read more →

East Asia Vision Program comes to an end

East Asia Vision Program comes to an end

Nami Nelson

The 29 February marked the official final day of activities for the three-year East Asia Vision Program (EAVP) funded under the Australian Government’s Avoidable Blindness Initiative (ABI) and implemented by the Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium. Read more →

Q&A with Jess Gallagher

Q&A with Jess Gallagher

Dr Jessica Gallagher

Vision 2020 Australia ambassador Jess Gallgher talks sport, travel, and why her philanthropic commitments mean so much.  Read more →

The National Eye Health Survey journey

The National Eye Health Survey journey

Rosamond Gilden

It's been an amazing journey conducting the National Eye Health Survey, with many challenges, but also joys in giving some people their very first eye exam.  Read more →

Blind Intuition: The most useful gadgets for a vision impaired person

Blind Intuition: The most useful gadgets for a vision impaired person

Sarah Hocking

Sarah Hocking lists the best technological aids and apps as she navigates living with low vision. Read more →

Inspired and ready for the future

Inspired and ready for the future

Dee Tumino

Vision Initiative's Dee Tumino writes about the novel three-tiered approach to reduce avoidable blindness and vision loss in four local government areas (LGAs) of Victoria where populations were considered at increased risk of eye disease, and what made it so successful.  Read more →

Q&A with Tony Clark

Q&A with Tony Clark

Federal Labor Candidate for Deakin Tony Clark talks to Vision 2020 Australia about his journey into politics and how his blindness is an asset./p> Read more →

#snapforsight World Sight Day October 8 2015

#snapforsight World Sight Day October 8 2015

Dr Jessica Gallagher

Jess Gallagher blogs about World Sight day, not taking your eyes for granted and #snapforsight. Read more →

Australia loses sight of international aid commitments

Australia loses sight of international aid commitments

Jennifer Gersbeck

Vision 2020 Australia CEO Jennifer Gersbeck writes about the disappointing state of Australian Aid. This blog post was originally published on the IAPB website.  Read more →

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