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30 Apr

Vision 2020 Australia urges Government not to lose focus on aid commitment

Vision 2020 Australia is urging the Australian Government to stay focussed on finishing the job of eliminating avoidable blindness in the region, in light of recent cuts and potential further slashing of aid in the upcoming Federal Budget. Read more →

19 Feb

Vision 2020 Australia welcomes Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Bob Carr's commitment to eliminating avoidable blindness in Laos

Vision 2020 Australia has welcomed the Australian Government's announcement today of a new $1 million initiative to tackle avoidable blindness in Laos. Read more →

31 Jul

Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium update

A key milestone in the planning for the 2013-2015 Avoidable Blindness Initiative has been achieved, with AusAID approving the concept design.  More detailed planning can now commence focused on the three countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia and East Timor.  Working Groups have been formed and in country consultation will take place in late August/early September.  The final design plan must be approved by the end of the year, so that programs can commence in early 2013. Read more →

09 May

Freeze on aid budget hinders Australia’s vision to address blindness in the Asia Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia said the Government’s decision to break its promise to increase foreign aid funding to 0.5 per cent of GNI by 2015 was a setback for eye health. Read more →

21 Mar

Enhancing Advocacy for Eye Care at National Levels

The global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness by the year 2020-(VISION 2020- The Right to Sight), established in 1999, is a partnership of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governments, bilateral organizations, corporate bodies and the World Health Organization. The goal is to eliminate the major causes of avoidable blindness by the year 2020. Read more →

05 Mar

20th anniversary of the Fred Hollows Foundation

In the decades since Fred Hollows launched his ambitious bid to prevent curable blindness around the world, the foundation that bears his name has exceeded even his optimistic expectations. Funded mainly by donations from Australians, it has helped restore the sight of more than one million people in 20 countries in the developing world. 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 →

08 Oct

China and Australia: toward cooperative aid delivery

One of the notable recommendations of the Australian government’s Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness released in July was that Australia’s aid to China should be phased out. Read more →

22 Sep

ICEE to be awarded a Certificate of Merit

ICEE will be awarded a Certificate of Merit in recognition of outstanding achievement in the effective implementation of eye care activities in Vietnam. Read more →

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