Would you stand by and let your next-door neighbour struggle – when there was a clear plan to do something about it?
Australia’s nearest neighbours are people in Pacific island nations, with Papua New Guinea just 150 kilometres from the Australian mainland. Shockingly, 40,000 of them are needlessly blind.
But we’ve got some great news to share today – if elected, the Australian Labor Party has promised to spend $32 million to tackle avoidable blindness in our region. Now we just need bipartisan support for this plan.
Fred once said “It’s obscene to let people go blind when they don’t have to.” We agree – and the plan for blindness in the Pacific matches Fred’s vision. But we need to make sure whichever party forms the next Federal Government is committed to this vision, too.
Now we’re calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to match this promise for the eye health of our Pacific neighbours.