Vision 2020 Australia Board member Jaki Adams-Barton talks about the women who inspire her and the roles that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women play in influencing and leading their communities.
Vision 2020 Australia’s Policy and Advocacy Officer Jess Cutter considers what it will take to Close the Gap for Vision by 2020.
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.
Eye Health Hero Dr Huynh Tan Phuc always dreamed of becoming a doctor. Huynh’s dream came true. Graduating as a general surgeon in 1988, he went to work at the district hospital in Da Nang city before travelling to Ho Chi Minh City to study for the ophthalmology specialisation.
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.
In the third interview of our Q&A series, Vision 2020 Australia talks to The Fred Hollows Foundation CEO, Brian Doolan about The Foundation’s recent win of The Australian Charity of the Year award, principles for running an effective charity business and key projects in Indigenous Australia and abroad.
Georgia Savage of WaterAid Australia blogs about her time at the NGDO NTD Network Conference in Sydney, discussing ways to integrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) into the prevention and control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).