As a national charity, Macular Disease Foundation Australia depends upon active support of volunteers, individuals and organisations to meet the needs of people it represents.
The Foundation is guided by the following principles:
Access and Equity
The Foundation is committed to equity of access to treatments, care and rehabilitation.
The Foundation values its knowledge and continues to develop expertise, drawing on its own and others’ experience.
The Foundation pursues social justice, works to empower the macular disease community and strives to oppose any disadvantage they may be experiencing.
The Foundation invests in the future by using resources and knowledge to improve the future of the macular disease community. To undertake this task it is committed to strengthening the Foundation, its people and practices.
The Foundation is persistent in pursuing change and works creatively to make a real difference for the macular disease community.
The Foundation respects the client and all those with whom it relates in the meeting of its objectives. The Foundation treats others with respect at all times.
The Foundation encourages the active participation of families, friends and communities.
The Foundation values and celebrates diversity in its membership and in activities. It provides guidance and support for all people with macular disease, their family and carers in a non-discriminatory, ethical manner.
The Foundation upholds the highest ethical standards in its daily work and its relations with all parties.
The Foundation appreciates the contribution of governments, volunteers, advocates, other non-government organisations, and all those who work for the common good of the macular disease community.
The Foundation values, supports and works with all partners including the medical profession, corporations and allied health care professionals in order to improve the quality of life of all people with macular disease.