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2014 annual update on the implementation of the roadmap to close the gap for vision

Posted on: 7 January, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 1, January 2015 – March 2015
Related to Closing the gap Diabetes Eye health Policies

Indigenous Eye Health Unit (2014)
2014 annual update on the implementation of the roadmap to close the gap for vision
Melbourne: Indigenous Eye Health Unit, the University of Melbourne

This report provides an update for the implementation of the recommendations originating from the National Indigenous eye health survey undertaken in 2008. The Roadmap to close the gap for vision project provided the forum for the implementation of the recommendations covering nine domains of activity including:

  1. primary eye care as part of comprehensive primary health care
  2. Indigenous access to eye health services
  3. coordination
  4. eye health workforce
  5. elimination of trachoma
  6. monitoring and evaluation
  7. governance
  8. health promotion and awareness
  9. health financing.

The 2014 update highlights the significant reduction in the national prevalence of trachoma from 14% in 2009 to 4% in 2013.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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