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The Avoidable Blindness Project (Australia) aims to reduce the avoidable blindness caused by trachoma and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The project aims to achieve the elimination of blinding trachoma in communities by:
The project aims to achieve the reduction of avoidable blindness caused by DR by:
The Avoidable Blindness Project will invest in research, technology and skills development, and foster links between international centres of excellence for eye health and eye care services with the aim of increasing surgical competence and making a significant impact on preventable blindness and loss of sight.
The project is funded by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Australia and is working closely with National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, the Fred Hollows Foundation, Vision 2020, Professor Hugh Taylor, Professor Paul Mitchell and other leading Australian experts.
Abstract adapted from the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Australia
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust
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