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  • Leading Eye Care Charity Calls on Supporters to Take Extreme Poverty Challenge

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announced that it will play an active role in Live Below the Line 2013, and called on the NZ public to take up the challenge and help end avoidable blindness.

  • Auckland Marathon 2017

    This year we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary and we’d love for you to join us. Get a squad together, push your limits and have fun. Join Team Fred and help end avoidable blindness in the Pacific. Sign up today and go in the draw to win flights for two to Australia!* Event details: When: 29 October 2017 Choose from the following distances: 

  • Waikato doctor takes up key Fiji role for leading eye care charity

    For immediate release: 21 July 2014 The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announces the appointment of a prominent Kiwi eye doctor to a key leadership role in the Pacific. Dr Jim Stewart from Hamilton will begin work as the Director of the Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji in early September. He will oversee The Foundation’s international training facility in Suva.  

  • New Solar Powered Health Centre for Honiara

    As part of its Pacific strategy The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is working with the New Zealand government to build a state-of-the-art eye care centre in the capital of the Solomon Islands. The $3.8million investment will create a sustainably designed facility and represents an ongoing commitment from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the charity founded over 20 years ago by the late Professor Fred Hollows.

  • FRED Talks: Dr. Neil Murray

    "Being blind is a death sentence. There is an abundance of evidence that says that if you're blind, your life expectancy is reduced to 1/3 that of someone the same age who can see. More importantly when you're blind, most people who are blind die within ten years of the onset of their blindess if it's not treated," says Dr. Meil Murray, Medical Director at the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ. 

  • Sight Restoring Charity Launches Lunchtime Series: FRED Talks

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announces a new series of lunchtime conversations entitled ‘FRED Talks’. Designed to share stories from the staff and volunteers who carry on the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows, the free series will feature leading experts discussing issues relating to the Pacific, healthcare and international development.

  • Restore sight for $25

    Did you know that four out of five people who are blind don’t need to be? Their condition is preventable or treatable and you have the power to help. For as little as $25 you can ensure someone gets the cataract surgery they need to live an independent and productive life. It’s a simple 20-minute operation which allows people to see again, resume work, care for family, and carry on the lives they were living before they lost their sight.

  • Spring 2013: Newsletter

    In this issue: the latest news from across the Pacific, record surgery numbers, meeting the WHO target for 1 eye nurse per 50,000 people, and a feature on seeing again in the Kingdom of Tonga.

  • Media release: Sight-restoring charity asks Kiwis to Live Below the Line

    The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today calls on the New Zealand public to join a host of global and local celebrities and sign up for the Live Below the Line challenge to support The Foundation’s effort to end avoidable blindness in the Pacific.  Live Below the Lineis a global initiative which aims to build a movement to end the extreme poverty experienced by 1.2 billion people. The experiential challenge has previously attracted the support of major celebrities including Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman, Josh Groban and Sophia Bush.

  • Summer 2012: Newsletter

    In this issue: We look at 20 years of Fred's foundation, Roger Dethlef's memories of Fred, a long-term supporter shares Fred's vision, and 'The Price of Sight: The global cost of eliminating avoidable blindness'. > Download The Fred Hollows Foundation Summer 2012 Newsletter below (PDF 2.39MB)

  • H'Nhi

    Vietnam: When five-year-old H'Nhi was just a baby learning to crawl, her mother noticed something was wrong. “There was something white inside her eyes,” she remembers. H’Nhi’s mother was afraid, and heartbroken that something should be wrong with her baby, her only girl in a family of boys.