Guiding values | The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

Guiding values

Our guiding values are based on the principles and approach of the late Professor Fred Hollows, an internationally acclaimed eye surgeon and social justice activist who championed the right of all people to high quality and affordable eye care and good health.

 The Foundation's guiding values are based on the principles and approach of Professor Fred Hollows. Photo: Colin Townsend/FairfaxphotosAt The Fred Hollows Foundation we:

  • believe that everyone has the right to sight.
  • advocate for these rights and work collaboratively to facilitate the circumstances for individuals, their communities and governments to realise these rights.
  • use the best medical, technical and organisational approaches to advance our goals, within the economic and political settings of the countries in which we work.
  • don't seek to replicate services or functions provided by other organisations. We are not a substitute for government.
  • work with local partners to act as a catalyst for change.
  • are willing to invest in people who want to make a difference and own the solutions to their health outcomes.
  • recognise our responsibilities to our staff, program partners and communities in the countries in which we work.
  • are accountable for our actions and honest and transparent in everything that we do.
  • are willing to be innovative in the search for new solutions to complex health problems.
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