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International Development

Beyond Australian and New Zealand borders RANZCO seeks to develop and promote professional standards in relation to the practice of eye care; to foster, develop and promote educational and training opportunities; and to build capacity for a skilled and sustainable ophthalmic workforce that meets eye care needs in the Asia-Pacific region.

We collaborate with national blindness prevention committees, tertiary training institutions, training hospitals, ministries of health and other local stakeholders in countries of the Asia-Pacific region.

We work within the framework of Vision2020: The Right to Sight a joint initiative between the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) to strengthen national systems and facilitate capacity-building.  Through our membership of the Australian Council for International Development we seek to ensure best practice in delivering our projects.

The Fellows (ophthalmologists) of the College constitute our volunteer workforce upon which we rely to inform the design and implementation of contemporary, customised project activities in consultation with local communities abroad.

Last updated: April 20, 2020

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