Australian Aid is helping to end avoidable blindness in our region. In South East Asia, the Avoidable Blindness Initiative has funded work by NGOs on the ground in countries like Cambodia, Vietnam and Timor Leste. Here’s a little more about what that funding has helped to achieve.Read more
Through Australian aid, and programs like the Avoidable Blindness Initiative, people have been able to access treatments that can restore their sight.
Check out this great video made by our friends at the Fred Hollows Foundation and the Brien Holden Vision Institute, on the amazing work we are doing through Australian aid to end preventable blindness:
Our Australian Aid has supported the ongoing work of great charities and organisations like The Fred Hollows Foundation, Brien Holden Vision Institute, CBM Australia, Foresight Australia, RANZCO and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons to continue their work in supporting people as they overcome avoidable blindness.
It’s meant that glasses could be distributed to kids who cannot see without them. It’s meant nurses and health workers have been taught to screen and treat people at risk of blindness and vision impairment. All of this means that people can build their own, brighter future – with school and work a reality.