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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 →

What’s happening in foreign aid? A brief overview and analysis for the eye health sector

What’s happening in foreign aid? A brief overview and analysis for the eye health sector

Courtney Saville

Just last week, the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee released a report from the Inquiry into Australia’s overseas aid and development assistance program. Here is a brief overview and analysis for the eye health sector. Read more →

Countries unite to reduce avoidable blindness and vision impairment

Countries unite to reduce avoidable blindness and vision impairment

Jennifer Gersbeck

What a month May has been for global eye health! Not only have we had the new Global Action Plan adopted at the World Health Assembly but large steps have also been taken towards the development of the draft Regional Action Plan. Read more →

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