On 7 April—World Health Day—the World Health Organisation (WHO) is shining a light on the rise of diabetes worldwide. While the epidemic is increasing rapidly in low and middle-income countries, Australia is not immune.
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As diabetes prevalence—and in turn diabetic eye disease—increases across Australia, Dr Justin Keevers is keen to tackle the scourge in Indigenous communities. The 29-year-old electrician-turned-doctor says while he grew up aware of the importance of physical activity, nutrition and regular check-ups, other Indigenous individuals aren’t so lucky.
The 29 February marked the official final day of activities for the three-year East Asia Vision Program (EAVP) funded under the Australian Government’s Avoidable Blindness Initiative (ABI) and implemented by the Vision 2020 Australia Global Consortium.
Vision 2020 Australia ambassador Jess Gallgher talks sport, travel, and why her philanthropic commitments mean so much.
It's been an amazing journey conducting the National Eye Health Survey, with many challenges, but also joys in giving some people their very first eye exam.
Sarah Hocking lists the best technological aids and apps as she navigates living with low vision.
Vision Initiative's Dee Tumino writes about the novel three-tiered approach to reduce avoidable blindness and vision loss in four local government areas (LGAs) of Victoria where populations were considered at increased risk of eye disease, and what made it so successful.
Federal Labor Candidate for Deakin Tony Clark talks to Vision 2020 Australia about his journey into politics and how his blindness is an asset./p>
Jess Gallagher blogs about World Sight day, not taking your eyes for granted and #snapforsight.
Vision 2020 Australia CEO Jennifer Gersbeck writes about the disappointing state of Australian Aid. This blog post was originally published on the IAPB website.
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