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28 Oct

Yalata and Australian Trachoma Alliance partner to eliminate trachoma

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation is proud to be part of an alliance which has signed an agreement with Yalata community in South Australia to stamp out Trachoma – a leading cause of preventable blindness in a number of remote Aboriginal communities. 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 →

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 →

11 Feb

Detecting preventable diseases key to Closing the Gap

Australian governments at all levels must persist with efforts to Close the Gap on Indigenous health and life expectancy, The Fred Hollows Foundation said today. Read more →

04 Dec

Why wearing glasses can help eradicate poverty

The simple act of a child putting on a pair of glasses can contribute to global efforts to eradicate poverty, The Fred Hollows Foundation said today. Read more →

20 Mar

Parliamentary Friends for Eye Health and Vision Care breakfast

On 19 March, Vision 2020 Australia hosted a Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care breakfast at Parliament House, in Canberra. The event was a great success attracting over 95 guests–including 18 members of parliament from both sides of the house. Special guests included former Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd) and Professor Emeritus Ron McCallum, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Read more →

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