News

Please use the controls below to refine your search, you can filter by date, or enter a keyword and click “Filter” to find relevant results.

News
Date Title
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 →

17 Jun

Eye health identified as rural health priority

Vision 2020 Australia is pleased to see eye health identified for the first time in the top ten key health priorities, following the 13th National Rural Health Conference in May. Read more →

17 Jun

Eye health an indicator for measuring Universal Health Coverage

The World Health Organisation and World Bank have included eye health as a measurable indicator for reporting progress on achieving Universal Health Coverage, which is promising for the future investment in global eye health. Read more →

16 Jun

Not for profit tax concessions submission

Vision 2020 Australia recently submitted a response on behalf of the sector to the Australian Government’s discussion paper Re:Think: Better tax, better Australia that specifically targets tax concessions currently available to the not for profit (NFP) sector.  Read more →

10 Jun

Order of Australia honours

Once again the Queen’s Birthday Awards have honoured outstanding Australians who have made a significant contribution to Australian society. Read more →

13 May

Government remains blinded to eye needs of Australians

The eye health needs of thousands of Australians have been ignored in the 2015 Federal Budget with the Government’s failure to provide any Medicare relief for optometric services. Read more →

12 May

Budget cuts to hit the world's most vulnerable even harder

The fears of Australia’s development and aid organisations have been realised, with a massive $1 billion cut to Australian aid in 2015-16 revealed in today’s Federal Budget. Read more →

11 May

Minister Ley makes a sight saving decision

Macular Disease Foundation Australia today applauded the Federal Government’s decision to place the registered drug ranibizumab (Lucentis) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), enabling patients affordable access to this sight saving treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO). Read more →

06 May

Federal budget must address Australia’s ‘hot spots’ for accessible eye care

Thousands of Australians living in regional areas are facing an increased risk of long-term eye and vision issues due to limited access to optometric services, according to an innovative national research project unveiled today. Read more →

06 May

Tax discussion paper targets NFPs. Have your say.

The tax concessions that currently apply to the Australian not-for-profit sector are in the spotlight. Read more →

Displaying 101–110 of 254

Back to top