Government partners | The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

Government partners

The New Zealand Aid Programme, AusAID and the World Diabetes Foundation help fund The Fred Hollows Foundation’s programs in the Pacific Islands and Timor Leste.

We are extremely grateful for their committment to our sight-restoring programs. We simply couldn't acheive as much as we do without their support.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand Aid Programme

The work of The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is funded in part by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand Aid Programme.

The New Zealand Aid Program is the New Zealand Government's international aid and development program. Its mission is to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. It is managed by development specialists in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

To deliver its mission, the aid programme focuses on stimulating sustainable economic development. It has a geographic focus on the New Zealand's own region, the Pacific.

Australian AID

AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development) is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia’s overseas aid program. Its aim is to help developing countries reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development, in line with Australia’s national interest.

Most recently, funding of The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ's work in the Pacific has come through AusAID’s Fighting Avoidable Blindness initiative, which aims “to address eye health and vision care needs in Asia and the Pacific”.

World Diabetes Foundation

The World Diabetes Foundation is dedicated to supporting prevention and treatment of diabetes in developing countries. The Foundation focuses on the following areas:

  • Awareness of diabetes
  • Prevention of diabetes and its complications
  • Education and training of patients and health care professionals
  • Enhancement of detection, treatment and monitoring of diabetes

The Foundation acts as a catalyst to build relations among different stakeholders such as governments, diabetes organisations, hospitals and authorities to ensure continued existence of their initiatives after the completion of the World Diabetes Foundation funded projects.


What we can do

Help keep Fred’s dream alive.

4 out of 5 people who are blind in the developing world don't need to be. Routine treatment costing as little as $25 can restore sight and hope.