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World Sight Day 2018
11 October 2018
Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust partners with The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ to tackle blindness caused by diabetes in the Pacific.
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ signs MoU with Papua New Guinea
08 October 2018
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ has recently reaffirmed its commitment to improve the accessibility of comprehensive eye care services in Papua New Guinea, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
Update: Port Vila National Eye Centre project
30 September 2018
In May The Foundation announced the upgrade and expansion of the Port Vila National Eye Centre in Vanuatu. Follow our progress here.
Gallery: The remarkable story of seven patients and one nurse
25 July 2018
This gallery tells the story of seven patients, all residents of Tanna, one of Vanuatu’s most remote islands, and the nurse who made it possible for them to regain their sight.
Gems from Pacific film and filmmakers
19 July 2018
Since the golden age of the silver screen, Pacific island film and filmmakers have held an important role to play in showcasing a deeper understanding of the Pacific Islands
Book release: The Barefoot Surgeon
26 June 2018
Australian journalist Ali Gripper spent three years following the work of eye surgeon, Dr Sanduk Ruit — who was trained by Professor Fred Hollows — and detailed it in the book, 'The Barefoot Surgeon', available now.
Radio NZ highlights The Foundation's fight against diabetic eye disease
05 June 2018
Experts from around the region met in Wellington to discuss strategies to deal with diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.
Gallery: Vanuatu outreach
30 May 2018
A collection of images highlighting a recent outreach to Port Vila National Eye centre, Vanuatu. In one week the team performed over 125 sight-saving operations.
MoU signed with Kingdom of Tonga
29 May 2018
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting eye care services in the Kingdom of Tonga, and the provision of training for eye health professionals, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The Foundation announces Port Vila National Eye Centre project
18 May 2018
The upgraded eye centre will enable us to take a more integrated approach to diabetic eye care
Celebration at Government House
15 May 2018
Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor General of New Zealand and Patron of The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, and Sir David Gascoigne hosted a reception celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ
Nurse Spotlight: Ataata from Kiribati
12 May 2018
This International Nurses Day, The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ highlights the work of Ataata Taakenimwakin from Kiribati.
How a WWII combat injury changed the way we see
25 April 2018
While both wars had a dreadful impact, they also produced a new technology that is now the reason so many people can see today.
To celebrate World Optometry Day, here’s 10 facts you probably didn’t know about eyesight
23 March 2018
The 23rd of March marks World Optometry Day - a day celebrated to create awareness about optometry as a profession and to highlight some of the incredible work Foundation staff do in the Pacific.
International Women’s Day: Eight women we celebrate today
08 March 2018
This International Women’s Day, we salute eight of the many women who are invaluable to our organisation.
Brian Sagala of Radio 531pi interviews Foundation Regional Programme Director Marleen Nelisse
13 February 2018
Marleen on popular Pacific radio show Radio 531pi talking Cyclone Gita, the latest from Papua New Guinea and the 25th Anniversary of Fred's passing.
The remarkable story of how sight can impact a community
12 February 2018
Restoring someone's sight can mean the chance to return to work, and with that comes enormous personal and social benefits.
09 February 2018
This February marks 25 years since Fred passed away. A year before his passing, he set up The Fred Hollows Foundation to carry on the work he pioneered, restoring sight to the needlessly blind.
New truck enables increased access to mobile eye care services
01 December 2017
More Fijians in rural areas will now be able to have their eyes checked by experts from the Pacific Eye Institute.
Mascara for sight
23 November 2017
Indigo & Iris pledge to donate 50% of profit to The Foundation.
Joel Edgerton hosts Hollywood Gala Fundraiser for The Foundation
16 November 2017
Guests included Adrien Brody, Rob Pattinson, Ricky Martin, Sofia Boutella, as well as Seal and Flea, who performed during the evening.
NZ Herald acknowledge 25 years of restoring sight
07 November 2017
Explore an interactive digital story, curated by NZ Herald, celebrating 25 years for The Foundation.
Palmerston North Boys' High School students celebrate 'Fred Hollows Day'
30 October 2017
WATCH: The AM Show's Duncan Garner interviews Foundation Executive Director Andrew Bell on 25 years of restoring sight
19 October 2017
It's been 25 years since The Fred Hollows Foundation started fighting avoidable blindness across the globe.
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