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.
Anthony Bennett Hall has worked in Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Tanzania, UK and Australia. He has been involved in eye work for over 30 years and been a consultant ophthalmologist for 20.
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 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.
In the lead up to the Federal Government Budget next month, Vision 2020 Australia is asking the Australian Government to promote economic growth in the region by investing in eye health and vision care. Jodie Bell talks in more detail about what's inside the Vision 2020 Australia budget proposal.
Last week Vision 2020 Australia held its first Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care breakfast of the year. With a focus on global aid, it was fantastic to see such support from our members and government with a strong turnout of over 95 attendees.