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31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people advocacy update

Work is progressing on the development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advocacy plan. It focuses on identifying links between The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision and the key action areas identified in the National Framework for Action to Promote Eye Health and Prevent Avoidable Blindness and Vision Loss (National Framework). Read more →

31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Prevention and Early Intervention advocacy update

The Prevention and Early Intervention Committee (PEIC) met on 18 April 2012. It was Genevieve Quilty’s first meeting as Chair of the PEIC.  Guest speaker, Terry Findlay - Director of the National Transition Project at the Australian General Practice Network (AGPN) – updated members on Medicare Locals and the systems being put in place to monitor their performance. Read more →

31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Low Vision and Rehabilitation advocacy update

At the COAG meeting and in the days following, agreement was reached to trial the NDIS in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and ACT. To begin defining the design of NDIS, consultation will commence in late August with people with a disability, their families and carers, the workforce, disability sector and peak bodies. Read more →

18 May

New plan uses iPads to help country kids with sensory loss

Children with a vision and/ or hearing impairment in regional and remote areas will have greater access to services thanks to a new video conferencing program launched today. Read more →

15 May

Australian Professor receives prestigious honour from University of Houston

An Australian Professor who has been at the forefront of vision correction research for more than four decades has received the University of Houston’s highest honour. Professor Brien Holden, “the most influential optometrist of our generation”, according to world authority on myopia research, Professor Earl Smith III, has been acknowledged through the award of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Read more →

04 May

WHO action plan for 2014-2019

WHO invites feedback on Discussion Paper reflecting responses to 2009-2013 Action Plan to assist in 2014-2019 draft. Read more →

22 Feb

Aboriginal eye health needs $70m

Researchers from the University of Melbourne say $70 million over five years would be enough to bring indigenous eye health into line with other Australians. Read more →

16 Dec

DoHA Flexible Funds submission

Discussions have continued with the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) in relation to the Flexible Funds. Read more →

16 Dec

Parliamentary Friends Groups join forces

On 12 October Vision 2020 Australia and the Australian Council for International Development co-hosted a joint event of the Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care and the Parliamentary Friends of the Millennium Development Goals. Read more →

17 Nov

Blindness prevention stimulus package for India announced

An initiative to underpin the future development of eye care services in India and advance the vision correction industry was signed today by the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Australia, and the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), India. Read more →

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