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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 →

20 Jun

Response to new aid policy framework

Vision 2020 Australia responds to the release of the Federal Government’s new aid policy framework. Read more →

05 Nov

Pacific eye health in focus at regional meeting in Fiji

 Australian and Pacific eye health and vision care experts and organisations will come together over three days this week to discuss the state of eye health in the Pacific. 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 →

26 Mar

New vision project gives 43,000 children eye care access in Vietnam

More than 43,000 school children from 68 schools will benefit from a new vision project in the province of Ba Ria Vung Tau (BRVT) by providing access to eye examinations and affordable glasses. The Vietnam Australia Vision Support Program (VAVSP) is a component of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Avoidable Blindness Initiative (ABI).   Read more →

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