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26 Aug

Eyes on the ball for outback vision

The State Government has contributed about $4 million to take an eye health clinic on the road to parts of remote and regional Western Australia. Health Minister Kim Hames said Lotterywest funding would go towards research and evaluation as well as the vehicle cost and fit-out of a modified van that could take eye health on the road in the form of a mobile vision clinic. "In addition to $1.9 million from Lotterywest, WA Health has committed $2 million over five years to the Lions Eye Institute to fund equipment, fit-out and running costs of the Lions Outback Vision Van," Dr Hames said. Read more →

04 Aug

CEO eBulletin - August 2015

The Vision 2020 Australia team has been busy working on a range of funding proposals, inquiry submissions and general advocacy. In this eBulletin edition feautures the highlights for the year so far and what we are working towards in the coming months.  Read more →

03 Aug

Eye Health Leaders to be celebrated at IAPB Council in China

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), with support from L’OCCITANE Foundation, will be delivering their third ‘Eye Health Leaders’ awards during IAPB’s Council of Members meetings in Beijing, China in October 2015. Read more →

28 Jul

Vision for everyone, everywhere…a legacy that will live on

Global leader in eye care and vision research, internationally renowned and awarded scientist and humanitarian, Professor Brien Holden OAM, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute, a Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science at UNSW Australia, passed away last night in Sydney Read more →

24 Jul

Revo partners with Bono to fight vision impairment and unnecessary blindness

Brien Holden Vision Institute partners with the Buy Vision, Give Sight campaign to implement program with local partners to help more than 5 million people by 2020. Read more →

12 Jul

3 out of 4 Australians underestimate the diabetes epidemic

New research* released by Diabetes Australia today shows that three out of four people substantially underestimate the prevalence of diabetes and over 60 per cent of people don’t link diabetes to its major complications including heart attacks, stroke, anxiety and depression.  Read more →

01 Jul

JulEYE is about saving sight now and into the future

Imagine missing the big moments in your life. Get your eyes tested this JulEYE!  Read more →

30 Jun

Novartis launches first smart watch app for people with vision loss

Novartis Pharmaceuticals launches the first app for visually impaired people for use with the Apple Watch and other smart watches. Read more →

29 Jun

#EyeCareForAll Photo Competition launched

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) invites amateur and professional photographers around the world to join us in highlighting the impact of eye health in people’s lives, by taking part in an International Photography Competition with theme, ‘Eye care for all’.   Read more →

19 Jun

Report on tracking UHC adopts cataract surgical coverage as key indicator

Influential new report co-authored by the WHO and the World Bank identifies a small set of indicators to track and monitor Universal Health Coverage. IAPB’s recommendation–Cataract Surgical Coverage (UHC)–among the thirteen health intervention indicators listed. Read more →

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