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11 Oct

Eye Health and Vision Care facts and figures

World Sight Day - Backgrounder Read more →

04 Jan

New funding to eliminate trachoma

Before the federal Government closed for the Christmas break, Minister for Health Sussan Ley announced much needed funding for Indigenous Australians- an additional $20.8 million for trachoma activities.    Read more →

23 Nov

Federal Parliamentarians get their eyes checked to mark World Diabetes Day and the “Eyes on Diabetes” campaign to prevent blindness

Over 25 federal MP’s and Senators will have their eyes checked at Parliament House on 23 November using a special camera which photographs the retina to enable early detection of diabetes-related damage to the eyes. Read more →

14 Nov

Save your sight from diabetes- get tested

On World Diabetes Day, Vision 2020 Australia is encouraging all Australians living with diabetes to get their eyes examined. Read more →

03 Jul

The Fred Hollows Foundation named one of Australia's Top Businesses

The Fred Hollows Foundation has joined Deloitte, NRMA, the CSIRO and NAB in winning a national award for leadership in business practices. The Foundation has been honoured as The Australian Charity of the Year 2013 in the inaugural Australian Charity Awards, a new partner program of The Australian Business Awards. Read more →

28 May

New Global Action Plan a milestone for international eye health

A visionary new Global Action Plan adopted at the World Health Assembly in Geneva last week is good news for people living with avoidable blindness and vision loss around the world. Read more →

15 May

Peak body welcomes $39 million to tackle avoidable blindness in Asia and the Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment of $39 million in today’s budget to tackle avoidable blindness in Asia and the Pacific. Read more →

02 May

New report proof investing in vision is a smart use of Australian aid

Peak body calls on government not to be short-sighted when it comes to reducing poverty in our region. A new PricewaterhouseCoopers report launched today showing the economic benefits of eliminating avoidable blindness in developing countries is proof that investing in sight is a smart use of Australia’s foreign aid budget. Read more →

29 Mar

Sector takes next step in tackling avoidable blindness and reducing the impact of vision loss in Australia

Vision 2020 Australia and the Department of Health and Ageing has taken a significant step in bringing together the eye health and vision care sector to inform the development of a new National Framework Implementation Plan. Read more →

08 Oct

Growth of diabetes puts eyesight of half a million Victorians at risk say experts

On World Sight Day two peak health bodies have warned that by 2025 around half a million Victorians risk losing their sight due to the diabetes epidemic facing the nation. Read more →

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