By the time you’ve finished reading this another Australian will have developed diabetes. That’s the going rate today: one Australian every five minutes.
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To mark NAIDOC Week 2018 and this year's theme 'Because of Her, We Can!', Vision 2020 Australia is celebrating the roles and achievements of some of the incredible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women working in the eye health sector.
Vision 2020 Australia Board member Jaki Adams-Barton talks about the women who inspire her and the roles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women play in influencing and leading their communities.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a roadmap for global development efforts to 2030 and beyond for developed and developing countries to ensure the peace, protection and poverty eradication around the world.
As a person with low vision who is leading a successful career, my employment story is still regarded as the exception – this needs to change.
The federal budget, released on Tuesday night announced an ongoing funding package targeted at Preventive Health and Chronic Disease. Funding for the package comes in at $1.7 billion over the next four years.
The 2018/19 Federal Budget provides a significant investment in the lives of older Australians through the More Choices for a Longer Life package. With roughly an additional $5 billion dollar investment in Aged Care over the next four years this certainly constitutes a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to protect older Australians.
Welcome boost to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s Eye Health, but more is needed to Close the Gap
Tuesday night’s federal budget committed $10 billion to closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health over the next ten years.
Sadly, Australia’s overseas aid program is being driven by principles of economic development, increased trade and enhanced security for the Australian population and the Indo-Pacific, but is failing to address systemic drivers of poverty in developing nations.
For those diagnosed with diabetes, managing the core disease can be an intimidating prospect. Add to this a long list of potential health complications they will need to be vigilant of, such as cardiovascular disease and kidney damage, and it’s not surprising to learn that eyes are not high on the radar.
During Macula Month, we want all Australians at risk to think about their macula health; learn the risk factors associated with macular disease; have a regular, comprehensive eye examination and ask about their macula.
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