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RANZCO updates PM on Eye Care Initiatives

RANZCO CEO, Dr David Andrews, recently travelled to Canberra to meet with Prime Minister Scott Morrison to discuss a range of community eye care initiatives. The meeting was arranged by Vision 2020 Australia. Discussions took place about closing the gap in eye care and eliminating avoidable blindness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations by 2025, which the PM was very happy to hear about. He indicated that the government would support specific efforts to address this. David also spoke about the importance of eye research and that Australia is a world leader in this area. Mr Morrison was very pleased to hear this and encouraged further collaboration. Overall, the Prime Minister was open to all the good work being done in the eye sector and he said he will actively consider support for closing the gap when it comes up in budget discussions.

 

Last updated: April 9, 2021

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