Vision 2020 Australia Policy and Advocacy Adviser Che Stockley reflects on some of the personal journeys shared and key themes and strategies explored during the Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 National Conference 2019.
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.
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.
Leadership Inspiring Change blog series: Dr Hessom Razavi talks about motivated him to to become an ophthalmoligist and how he uses his skills to address inequallity and improve eye health in remote Indigenous communities.