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About Vision 2020

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Established in October 2000, Vision 2020 Australia is part of , a worldwide initiative of the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Its aim is to eliminate avoidable blindness and vision loss by the year 2020.

Vision 2020 Australia has developed an ambitious strategic direction which is aimed at building strong foundations for cohesive and collaborative public health approach within the eye health sector in Australia, and supporting the same in selected international communities.

Vision 2020 Australia initiates and facilitates opportunities for partner collaboration and leads advocacy efforts aimed at the prevention of avoidable blindness, vision loss and improved vision care in three focus areas:

Global - eye care in developing countries
Australian community
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Its goals and objectives can only be met with the commitment and active participation of Vision 2020 Australia partners. Partners that share in the vision and are dedicated to excellence and achievement will be celebrated as pioneers in the prevention of vision loss by the year 2020

 

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