On 29 September 2022, Eye Health Aotearoa took the petition for a National Eye Health Survey right to Parliament’s front door!
We were thrilled to spend some time with Minister of Health Hon Andrew Little, Toni Severin MP, Simon Court MP and Dr Anae Neru Leavasa MP.
EHA Deputy Chair Sue Emirali spoke passionately about the need for the survey and shared her personal story, before EHA Chair John Mulka handed the petition over to Dr Liz Craig MP, and Dr Elizabeth Kerekere MP, Co-chairs of the Parliamentary Friends of Eye Health.
We want the petition to highlight to the Government how important it is for Aotearoa New Zealand to get the data, and prevent avoidable sight loss.
There’s still time for you to sign our petition before it’s considered by the Health Select Committee.