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Addressing inequality to improve eye health

Addressing inequality to improve eye health

Dr Hessom Razavi

Leadership Inspiring Change blog series: Dr Hessom Razavi talks about motivated him to to become an ophthalmoligist and how he uses his skills to address inequallity and improve eye health in remote Indigenous communities.  Read more →

Dedicated to closing the gap for vision

Dedicated to closing the gap for vision

Shannon Peckham

Leadership Inspiring Change blog series: Shannon Peckham, Australia's first Indigenous woman to graduate in Optometry, writes about volunteering in remote Indigenous communities and what it means to her to be a leader who is inspiring change. Read more →

Improving the eye health of my country

Improving the eye health of my country

Samuel Koim

Leadership Inspiring Change blog series: PNG Eye Care Senior Manager, Samuel Koim, reflexcts on how he got to where he is to day and why he is so passionate about improving the eye health for all Papua New Guineans.  Read more →

Smashing stereotypes about people with disabilities

Smashing stereotypes about people with disabilities

Dr Jessica Gallagher

In the first of the Leadership Inspiring Change blog series, Dr Jessica Gallagher writes about how being a paralymian helps her change people’s perceptions on what is possible. Read more →

Non-English Victorians waiting for symptoms before testing

Non-English Victorians waiting for symptoms before testing

Dee Tumino

There appears to be a worrying mismatch between what non-English speaking Victorians understand about eye health and the actions they take to preserve their vision, according to the results of a recent research project that the Vision Initiative team commissioned. Read more →

Q&A with Damian Facciolo

Q&A with Damian Facciolo

Damian Facciolo

Damian Facciolo talks about his work with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and the challenges of managing eye health and the impact of the rise of chronic diseases like diabetes in the region.   Read more →

Q&A with Darren Fittler

Q&A with Darren Fittler

Darren Fittler

Fresh from winning the Human Rights 2014 Human Rights Law Award, Darren Fittler talks to Vision 2020 Australia about what drives him in his career and in life.  Read more →

Celebrating human diversity

Celebrating human diversity

Courtney Saville

On International Day of People with Disability, Courtney Saville celebrates disability as a natural element of human diversity. Read more →

The Polymath. The Planner. The People Person.

The Polymath. The Planner. The People Person.

Sheila O'Sullivan

Longtime friend of Vision 2020 Australia and Barry Jones, Sheila O'Sullivan, paid tribute to Barry at a celebration in his honour at the Victorian State Library last week. Read more →

Human rights issues facing women and girls in our region

Human rights issues facing women and girls in our region

Courtney Saville

Global Policy and Programs Coordinator Courtney Saville blogs about how avoidable and treatable blindness impacts human rights issues facing women and girls in the Indian Ocean-Asia Pacific region. Read more →

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