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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Avoidable blindness project (Australia)

 

Overview

The Avoidable blindness project (Australia) aims to reduce the avoidable blindness caused by trachoma and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Indigenous 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

Contacts

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Australia
Trust Secretariat
GPO Box 457
Brisbane Qld 4001
Ph: 1300 735 736
Email: info@jubileetrust.org.au

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Last updated: 15 November 2013
 
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