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40 years on from the launch of the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program

40 years on from the launch of the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program

Gabi Hollows

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the start of the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program. The program, run by the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology, set out to eliminate trachoma and other eye conditions in rural and remote communities and, for the first time, record the status of eye health in rural Australia. Gabi Hollows describes the ambitious project and her recent visit to the Oromia region in Ethiopia.   Read more →

Global cause unites sector in elimination of avoidable blindness

Global cause unites sector in elimination of avoidable blindness

Jennifer Gersbeck

Last week Vision 2020 Australia held its first Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care breakfast of the year. With a focus on global aid, it was fantastic to see such support from our members and government with a strong turnout of over 95 attendees. Read more →

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