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06 Jun

CBM Australia launches End the Cycle

CBM Australia recently launched End the Cycle, a community engagement campaign seeking to raise awareness of the cycle of poverty and disability. End the Cycle is an issue-focused campaign that promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of development. 

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18 May

New plan uses iPads to help country kids with sensory loss

Children with a vision and/ or hearing impairment in regional and remote areas will have greater access to services thanks to a new video conferencing program launched today.

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15 May

Australian Professor receives prestigious honour from University of Houston

An Australian Professor who has been at the forefront of vision correction research for more than four decades has received the University of Houston’s highest honour. Professor Brien Holden, “the most influential optometrist of our generation”, according to world authority on myopia research, Professor Earl Smith III, has been acknowledged through the award of an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

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09 May

Freeze on aid budget hinders Australia’s vision to address blindness in the Asia Pacific

Vision 2020 Australia said the Government’s decision to break its promise to increase foreign aid funding to 0.5 per cent of GNI by 2015 was a setback for eye health.

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04 May

WHO action plan for 2014-2019

WHO invites feedback on Discussion Paper reflecting responses to 2009-2013 Action Plan to assist in 2014-2019 draft.

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03 Apr

Genevieve Quilty appointed CEO of Optometrists Association

Optometrists Association Australia has appointed Ms Genevieve Quilty to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective 30 March 2012.

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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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