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From the slums of PNG to life-changing outreach work

From the slums of PNG to life-changing outreach work

Eye Health Hero Samuel Koim went from being among the country’s top performing students studying law at university to living in one of Papua New Guinea’s most notorious slums. Now the 25 year old is using his experience as motivation to help prevent avoidable blindness and improve the lives of those who are vision impaired.  Read more →

Seeing red, black and yellow

Seeing red, black and yellow

Eye Health Hero Aunty Mary Hooker has been travelling around the country visiting Aboriginal communities to express how important it is to prevent diabetes and blindness. Read more →

Discovering treatments to beat blindness

Discovering treatments to beat blindness

Eye Health Hero Dr Alex Hewitt is discovering treatments to beat blindness and says it will be game-changing for millions of people around the world. Read more →

Vision Australia and the NDIS

Vision Australia and the NDIS

Graeme Craig

A year on from the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Trial Sites, Vision 2020 Australia is hosting a series of blogs dedicated to the NDIS. In this installment Vision Australia’s Graeme Craig, General Manager NDIS Demonstration Sites, reflects on the progress so far.  Read more →

Making connections: Cambodia and Vietnam

Making connections: Cambodia and Vietnam

Damian Facciolo

Connect: a simple word, but a very valuable concept in the context of a three-country development project being delivered at multiple locations and with different priorities. Read more →

Eye health given further voice in aid inquiry

Eye health given further voice in aid inquiry

Sarah Davies

As one of the Abbott Government’s key policy reform areas attracting significant political and community attention since coming into office, Australia’s overseas aid program is a difficult space to have a voice. Read more →

Facing the challenges of vision loss

Facing the challenges of vision loss

Amanda Clayson

Adjusting to living life with vision loss can prove to be challenging. Amanda writes an honest and heartening blog on how her mum came to terms with, and adjusted to life with severe vision loss.  Read more →

Eye Health Survey a major win

Eye Health Survey a major win

Jennifer Gersbeck

We’re often told that governments strongly support this initiative or that program, but sometimes it is hard to know exactly what that means. Read more →

Opportunity of a lifetime

Opportunity of a lifetime

Lauren Henley

Lauren Henley blogs about her recent trip to the United Nations headquarters in New York as a member of the Australian Youth Delegation to the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  Read more →

VisAbility and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

VisAbility and the National Disability Insurance Scheme

Dr Clare Allen

Dr Clare Allen, CEO of VisAbility, blogs about getting ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.   Read more →

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