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26 Mar

New vision project gives 43,000 children eye care access in Vietnam

More than 43,000 school children from 68 schools will benefit from a new vision project in the province of Ba Ria Vung Tau (BRVT) by providing access to eye examinations and affordable glasses. The Vietnam Australia Vision Support Program (VAVSP) is a component of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Avoidable Blindness Initiative (ABI).
 

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21 Mar

Enhancing Advocacy for Eye Care at National Levels

The global initiative for the elimination of avoidable blindness by the year 2020-(VISION 2020- The Right to Sight), established in 1999, is a partnership of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governments, bilateral organizations, corporate bodies and the World Health Organization. The goal is to eliminate the major causes of avoidable blindness by the year 2020.

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05 Mar

20th anniversary of the Fred Hollows Foundation

In the decades since Fred Hollows launched his ambitious bid to prevent curable blindness around the world, the foundation that bears his name has exceeded even his optimistic expectations. Funded mainly by donations from Australians, it has helped restore the sight of more than one million people in 20 countries in the developing world.

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22 Feb

Aboriginal eye health needs $70m

Researchers from the University of Melbourne say $70 million over five years would be enough to bring indigenous eye health into line with other Australians.

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16 Dec

DoHA Flexible Funds submission

Discussions have continued with the Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) in relation to the Flexible Funds.

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16 Dec

Parliamentary Friends Groups join forces

On 12 October Vision 2020 Australia and the Australian Council for International Development co-hosted a joint event of the Parliamentary Friends Group for Eye Health and Vision Care and the Parliamentary Friends of the Millennium Development Goals.

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16 Dec

Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision

The Indigenous Eye Health Unit (IEHU) from the University of Melbourne has released a roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision.

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16 Dec

Vision 2020 Australia Annual General Meeting 2011

The 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Vision 2020 Australia was held on 28 November.

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17 Nov

Blindness prevention stimulus package for India announced

An initiative to underpin the future development of eye care services in India and advance the vision correction industry was signed today by the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Australia, and the LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), India.

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07 Nov

Review of Medicare-funded ophthalmology services

The protocol outlines the methodology to guide evidence-based analysis to support the review and the Department of Health and Ageing has invited stakeholder comment.

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