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30 Jun

Novartis launches first smart watch app for people with vision loss

Novartis Pharmaceuticals launches the first app for visually impaired people for use with the Apple Watch and other smart watches.

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29 Jun

#EyeCareForAll Photo Competition launched

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) invites amateur and professional photographers around the world to join us in highlighting the impact of eye health in people’s lives, by taking part in an International Photography Competition with theme, ‘Eye care for all’.  

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19 Jun

Report on tracking UHC adopts cataract surgical coverage as key indicator

Influential new report co-authored by the WHO and the World Bank identifies a small set of indicators to track and monitor Universal Health Coverage. IAPB’s recommendation–Cataract Surgical Coverage (UHC)–among the thirteen health intervention indicators listed.

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17 Jun

Eye health an indicator for measuring Universal Health Coverage

The World Health Organisation and World Bank have included eye health as a measurable indicator for reporting progress on achieving Universal Health Coverage, which is promising for the future investment in global eye health.

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17 Jun

Eye health identified as rural health priority

Vision 2020 Australia is pleased to see eye health identified for the first time in the top ten key health priorities, following the 13th National Rural Health Conference in May.

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16 Jun

Not for profit tax concessions submission

Vision 2020 Australia recently submitted a response on behalf of the sector to the Australian Government’s discussion paper Re:Think: Better tax, better Australia that specifically targets tax concessions currently available to the not for profit (NFP) sector. 

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10 Jun

Order of Australia honours

Once again the Queen’s Birthday Awards have honoured outstanding Australians who have made a significant contribution to Australian society.

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13 May

Government remains blinded to eye needs of Australians

The eye health needs of thousands of Australians have been ignored in the 2015 Federal Budget with the Government’s failure to provide any Medicare relief for optometric services.

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12 May

Budget cuts to hit the world’s most vulnerable even harder

The fears of Australia’s development and aid organisations have been realised, with a massive $1 billion cut to Australian aid in 2015-16 revealed in today’s Federal Budget.

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11 May

Minister Ley makes a sight saving decision

Macular Disease Foundation Australia today applauded the Federal Government’s decision to place the registered drug ranibizumab (Lucentis) on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), enabling patients affordable access to this sight saving treatment for Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO).

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