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Farewell Vision 2020 Australia, but the journey continues

Farewell Vision 2020 Australia, but the journey continues

Jennifer Gersbeck

After 11.5 years as CEO of Vision 2020 Australia Jennifer Gersbeck is stepping down from the role. During her time at the helm, she has guided the organisation to the place that it is today, as the credible and respected national peak body for eye health and vision care. She reflects on her time with the organisation, the importance of collaboration and the next part of her journey as she continues to advocate for the elimination of avoidable blindness. 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 →

2013 sector highlights from the CEO

2013 sector highlights from the CEO

Jennifer Gersbeck

This year has been an eventful and productive one for the sector. The lead up to the Federal Election was an opportune time to come together as a sector and bolster advocacy efforts, and the success of this collaboration can be seen in the many highlights throughout 2013. Read more →

2012 sector highlights from the CEO

2012 sector highlights from the CEO

Jennifer Gersbeck

This year, together with our members, Vision 2020 Australia has continued to keep eye health and vision care on the public agenda and foster support among key members of parliament.  Read more →

Jennifer’s Vietnam Highlights

Jennifer’s Vietnam Highlights

Jennifer Gersbeck

Jess Gallagher and I arrived home on Sunday, 21 October after an eventful week in Vietnam! Arriving in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday (13/10) was an assault on our senses — smells, sounds and sights. After being picked up by Phoung (Brien Holden Vision Institute) we checked into our hotel and headed out for dinner. Jess tried everything — I didn’t! After a quick look around the city, we headed to Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, a three hour drive south-west towards the sea. Read more →

Day three: Jess Gallagher’s Vietnam Experience

Day three: Jess Gallagher’s Vietnam Experience

Dr Jessica Gallagher

My trip here to Vietnam with Vision 2020 Australia has already been an incredible one and we are only at day three. I have been able to experience firsthand the amazing work that has been achieved and I am incredibly excited for this journey to continue. Read more →

Barry’s Birthday Wish on World Sight Day

Barry’s Birthday Wish on World Sight Day

Jennifer Gersbeck

Last Thursday was an extra special day here at Vision 2020 Australia. Not only did we celebrate World Sight Day (WSD) with our friends across the world but we also had the opportunity to recognise the decade of dedication our Chair, the Hon Dr Barry Jones AO, has given to preventing avoidable blindness and vision loss. Read more →

Foreign aid saves sight

Foreign aid saves sight

Jennifer Gersbeck

On Friday I was interviewed by Geraldine Coutts from Radio Australia on the growing concern over Australia's foreign aid budget. I believe Australia has an opportunity to transform the lives of millions and really make an impact on reducing global poverty. I hope the Government shares that vision and keeps its commitment to increasing foreign aid. Read more →

Why am I still here?

Why am I still here?

Jennifer Gersbeck

Jennifer Gersbeck has been CEO of Vision 2020 Australia for over seven years. In her first blog post she reflects on this time and how she is continually inspired. Read more →

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