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A message from 2017-18 Rotary International President Australian Ian Riseley

Rotary’s 2017-18 International President, Australia’s Ian Riseley, wants a trachoma-free Australia by 2021, Rotary’s 100th year in Australia.  We are the world's only developed country with trachoma, an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices. 

 

The World Health Organisation has a global goal to eliminate trachoma by 2020. Trachoma is an infectious eye disease that can be prevented with good hygiene practices. But it is still present in remote Aboriginal communities and can lead to permanent blindness.

The work of the Australian Government, the Fred Hollows Foundation and Indigenous Eye Health to treat trachoma infections has seen rates in affected communities reduced substantially. But now, we need to ensure that hygiene practices and the community environments are improved to completely eliminate the disease.

 

Prevention is the focus of EndTrachoma by 2020.

 

STAMPOUtTRACHOMA

Rotarian Camille Rogers is kindly continuing the work of Carrol Farmer in Philatelic Garbology to EndTrachoma. Send your used stamps to Camille!

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Can we make it any easier for you? Purchase your next drink, gift, raffle prize or event beverages at The Wateryard and help us EndTrachoma by 2020.

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EndTrachoma by 2020 is an initiative started by the Rotary Club of Melbourne with Nourish our Communities Ltd, working with Rotary Clubs in Districts of Australia. 

Nourish Our Communities Ltd is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 67601005832.

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