Indigenous People’s & Eye Health – RANZCO on International Day for World’s Indigenous Peoples

Senior Manager – Policy & Government Relations
Organisation: RANZCO

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) respectfully acknowledges the continuous connection to land, sea and culture of Indigenous peoples across the world. In Australia and New Zealand, we continue to work towards better eye health outcomes for Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Most recently, recognising the effectiveness of…

Eye Care Everywhere For PNG

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

In Papua New Guinea (PNG) there are so many activities associated with World Sight Day that events typically stretch throughout the month. This October was no different, culminating in a plethora of activities during the last week of the month. There was a Trachoma Action Planning Workshop led by the Fred Hollows Foundation Australia, a…

RANZCO elects Dr Heather Mack as first female President

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) has elected Dr Heather Mack to be their new President. Dr Mack, who will be the College’s first female President, serves as President Elect until the RANZCO Congress in November, when she is appointed President and her predecessor, Associate Professor Mark Daniell, stands down. Dr…

The next General Assembly–is closer than you think!

Director of Development and Communications
Organisation: IAPB

The 2020 General Assembly is now in Singapore–read more here. In two years time, IAPB and its members will be going through a rush of emotions and the last bits of prep work for one of the biggest eye care events in our calendars—the IAPB General Assembly. Memories of the 2016 assembly still linger: it…