Paralympian Dr Jessica Gallagher is currently in Italy preparing for Rio, she shares her ambition of being the first Australian athlete to medal at a Summer and Winter Paralympics or Olympics and the steps she has taken to pursue her goal, including finding the perfect sport, the perfect pilot and the perfect training regime.
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Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Early Learning Program Coordinator (Vision Impairment), Ana Radis, takes a moment to talk to us about her experience with the NDIS and how it will affect the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired.
Ophthalmologist Dr Geoffrey Wabulembo brings a wealth of knowledge to the eye health and vision care sector in PNG
Ugandan ophthalmologist Geoffrey Wabulembo writes about his extensive career worldwide and how ophthalmology training in Papua New Guinea can be improved going forward.
Vision 2020 Australia’s Year 10 work experience student, Leah Sidhu, shares her family’s experience with vision loss that inspired her to find out more about the eye health and vision care sector.
Vision 2020 Australia's Global Strategy Manager Nami Nelson investigates how Australia's overseas development assistance produces substantial results that have influenced the lives of millions of people in our region through utilising Australian expertise and influence, investing in programs that demonstrate results and creating sustainable change.
The new Emergency Department at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital aims to be a calming space for patients, staff and volunteers. Rachel Furolo recently visited the hospital in East Melbourne to see the newly launched Emergency Department in action.
This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the start of the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program. The program, run by the Royal Australian College of Ophthalmology, set out to eliminate trachoma and other eye conditions in rural and remote communities and, for the first time, record the status of eye health in rural Australia. Gabi Hollows describes the ambitious project and her recent visit to the Oromia region in Ethiopia.
Following the #Get2020 Conference in Sydney, Daniel Suggit from NACCHO guest blogs on taking a community-led approach to eliminating trachoma in Australia.
With the WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by the year 2020 meeting in Sydney this week, Vision 2020 Australia talks to Professor Hugh Taylor AC on what we are doing to tackle trachoma in Australia.
After 11.5 years as CEO of Vision 2020 Australia Jennifer Gersbeck is stepping down from the role. During her time at the helm, she has guided the organisation to the place that it is today, as the credible and respected national peak body for eye health and vision care. She reflects on her time with the organisation, the importance of collaboration and the next part of her journey as she continues to advocate for the elimination of avoidable blindness.
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