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.
Leadership Inspiring Change blog series: PNG Eye Care Senior Manager, Samuel Koim, reflexcts on how he got to where he is to day and why he is so passionate about improving the eye health for all Papua New Guineans.
Eye Health Hero Samuel Koim went from being among the country’s top performing students studying law at university to living in one of Papua New Guinea’s most notorious slums. Now the 25 year old is using his experience as motivation to help prevent avoidable blindness and improve the lives of those who are vision impaired.
Connect: a simple word, but a very valuable concept in the context of a three-country development project being delivered at multiple locations and with different priorities.
Sarah blogs about the passionate discussions and presentations at the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Coordination Forum held in Melbourne on 23 June 2014.
A colloquium on Indigenous Eye Health held at the 12th National Rural Health Conference Adelaide, 7-10 of April, showcased the significance of the coordination of eye health services in Aboriginal Community Controlled Services (AMSs). In rural and remote parts of Australia, Regional Eye Health Coordinators have a pivotal role in delivering eye care services to Aboriginal communities. Despite their function, training has never been nationally endorsed for eye health workers.
My trip here to Vietnam with Vision 2020 Australia has already been an incredible one and we are only at day three. I have been able to experience firsthand the amazing work that has been achieved and I am incredibly excited for this journey to continue.