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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 →

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 →

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 →

16 Dec

Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision

The Indigenous Eye Health Unit (IEHU) from the University of Melbourne has released a roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision. 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 →

07 Oct

DoHA seeks funding submissions

As of 1 July 2011, the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) has consolidated 159 health and ageing programs into 18 larger flexible Funds. Read more →

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