The National Strategic Action Plan for Macular Disease – outlining a national, coordinated response to macular disease – has been released with a federal government commitment of $3m over the next four years.
The endorsement of the strategy – prepared by Macular Disease Foundation Australia – is recognition of the enormous impact macular disease has in our society. It is accompanied by a commitment from Health Minister the Hon Greg Hunt MP of $3 million in federal funding over the next four years.
MDFA is delighted that the Australian Government has placed its trust in the MDFA to lead this important body of work. The input from so many stakeholders from across the macular disease eco-system is what makes this plan so effective. MDFA thanks all those who contributed to the development of this plan.
Australia is a world leader in fighting macular disease and this ‘roadmap’ has 44 action points that will allow this partnership to continue in a coordinated and strategic way to ensure limited health care resources are better targeted.
The National Strategic Action Plan was announced in Sydney on 28 March.