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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
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Avoidable Blindness Initiative

(Question No. 634)

Ms Julie Bishop asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs, in writing, on 22 September 2011:

How many eye clinics have been established in the Asia-Pacific region as part of the Avoidable Blindness Initiative.

Mr Rudd: The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

As part of the Avoidable Blindness Initiative, thirteen eye clinics have been established or upgraded in the Asia-Pacific region:

In Cambodia, the Takeo Eye Hospital was established and a new eye unit was created at the Kampong Chhnang Provincial Hospital; in Fiji, a new Pacific Eye Institute was built; in Papua New Guinea, four vision centres were established; in Vanuatu, two new clinics were established and one was upgraded; and in Vietnam, three district eye care facilities were built or upgraded.