As a national charity, Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) depends upon active support of volunteers, individuals and organisations to meet the needs of people it represents.
MDFA is guided by the following principles:
Access and Equity
MDFA is committed to equity of access to treatments, care and rehabilitation.
MDFA values its knowledge and continues to develop expertise, drawing on its own and others’ experience.
MDFA pursues social justice, works to empower the macular disease community and strives to oppose any disadvantage they may be experiencing.
MDFA 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 MDFA, its people and practices.
MDFA is persistent in pursuing change and works creatively to make a real difference for the macular disease community.
MDFA respects the client and all those with whom it relates in the meeting of its objectives. MDFA treats others with respect at all times.
MDFA encourages the active participation of families, friends and communities.
MDFA 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.
MDFA upholds the highest ethical standards in its daily work and its relations with all parties.
MDFA 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.
MDFA 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.