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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 →

Taking a community-led approach to trachoma

Taking a community-led approach to trachoma

Daniel Suggit

Following the #Get2020 Conference in Sydney, Daniel Suggit from NACCHO guest blogs on taking a community-led approach to eliminating trachoma in Australia. Read more →

Q&A with Professor Hugh Taylor AC on Trachoma

Q&A with Professor Hugh Taylor AC on Trachoma

Professor Hugh Taylor AC

With the WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by the year 2020 meeting in Sydney this week, Vision 2020 Australia talks to Professor Hugh Taylor AC on what we are doing to tackle trachoma in Australia. Read more →

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in Australia launch

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in Australia launch

Jennifer Gersbeck

It's not every day that you get to speak with the Governor-General and the Australian of the Year; shake hands with past Prime Ministers and meet some of Australia's most generous philanthropists; but on Monday that's exactly what I did! Read more →

Pacific Elimination of Trachoma Program

Pacific Elimination of Trachoma Program

Komal Ram, Regional Project Manager for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) Western Pacific Region, blogs about her recent trip to Fiji where she visited and accompanied a surveillance team as part of the Pacific Elimination of Trachoma Program. Read more →

WASH: the silent weapon against NTDs

WASH: the silent weapon against NTDs

Georgia Savage

Georgia Savage of WaterAid Australia blogs about her time at the NGDO NTD Network Conference in Sydney, discussing ways to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) into the prevention and control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Read more →

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