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  • 13 October 2016

    Hi Eye health mob members,
    This is an update from the Eye Health section of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet web resource about the launch of the National Eye Health Survey report.

    Today the Australian Government launched the National Eye Health Survey Report on the prevalence and causes of vision impairment and blindness around the nation.

    The National Eye Health Survey, led by Vision 2020 Australia and the Centre for Eye Research Australia, is the first comprehensive national survey of the prevalence of vision loss in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and provides a benchmark against which to measure national progression in eye health and vision care. Participants tested were adult Indigenous Australians 40 years and over, and non-Indigenous Australians 50 years and older.
    To read the full news report click here.

    Kind regards,
    Trish Amaranti
    Eye Health Coordinator
    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

  • 7 September 2016

    Check out the new National Eye Care Equipment Inventory for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector: National Eye Care Equipment Inventory.

  • 7 September 2016

    Good news for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye care with a new project for eye care: National Eye Care Equipment Inventory. Read the news item: Roll call for eye care equipment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector.



  • 22 June 2016

    Hi all

    The following links are to a news item and job that may be of interest:

    News
    Outback eye van highlights vision for the future (WA)
    The Lions Outback Vision Van is delivering state-of-the-art eye care to regional patients in Western Australia. The van is fitted with the latest specialist equipment to provide comprehensive care for conditions including cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

    Job vacancies
    Senior Program Officer - Indigenous Australia Program (NT)
    The Fred Hollows Foundation is seeking a Senior Program Officer to work as part of a team that is committed to increasing access to high quality and culturally appropriate eye care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living in remote and underserviced communities. The position is based in Darwin.

    Regards
    Sam


     


    Research Officer


    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet