It is a fact that supporting international programs will achieve greater ‘bang for your buck’ when compared to the return on investment within Australia. For example, the cost of a cataract operation in Nepal or Bangladesh is a mere $33 compared to approx. $4,300 in Australia for the same corrective surgery.
Another example is the eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases such as trachoma and river blindness where essential medication is readily available yet requires distribution. Once again, a small investment can have a massive impact.