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Restoring and preserving sight
Training and supporting doctors and nurses
Strengthening local health systems
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Papua New Guinea
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Vanuatu Celebrates Zero Backlog in Eye Care at the National Eye Centre in Port Vila
09 August 2023
The Vanuatu National Eye Centre in Port Vila is celebrating reaching a zero-patient backlog for the first time in several years.
Introducing the new eye care course upskilling eye nurses in Papua New Guinea
27 July 2023
A Foundation-developed eye care course is providing eye nurses with the essential skills needed to prescribe custom-made spectacles and manage complex refractive cases.
A new Board member announced amidst increased focus on eye care in Papua New Guinea
26 June 2023
Lady Roslyn Morauta, former First Lady of Papua New Guinea (PNG), has been appointed as a member of The Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Shaping the Future of Eye Health: Highlights from the PacEYES 20th Anniversary Conference
22 June 2023
The Pacific Eye Care Society (PacEYES) celebrated a significant milestone last week as they successfully hosted their biennial Pacific eye health conference in Suva, Fiji.
Kainantu outreach highlights the need for eye care in Papua New Guinea
06 June 2023
Over two weeks, a dedicated outreach team in Kainantu, Papua New Guinea, served 1,785 patients, highlighting the urgent need for improved eye care in the region.
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ wins top spot at this year’s Charity Reporting Awards
05 May 2023
We are thrilled to share that our annual Performance Report has won the top spot in this year's New Zealand Charity Reporting Awards.
International Women’s Day 2023 – Remaining laser focused on gender
08 March 2023
Our CEO, Dr Audrey Aumua, has shared her thoughts on why we need to remain laser focussed on gender, especially in eye health, where women and girls bear the brunt of vision loss.
Welcoming a $620m regional package for health in Pacific and Southeast Asia
23 February 2023
The Fred Hollows Foundation in both Australia and New Zealand have warmly welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of AUD$620 million funding for health systems in the Pacific and Southeast Asia.
Dr Andronico Ly joins the Port Vila Eye Clinic in Vanuatu as Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist
13 February 2023
On his first day as Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Port Vila Clinic, Dr Andronico Ly was warmly received by the nursing and admin staff.
‘State of Eye Health in the Pacific’ research programme launches
02 February 2023
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, in collaboration with the University of Auckland, has launched a research programme named the ‘State of Eye Health in the Pacific’.
Team Fred 12 Days of Christmas
23 December 2022
To celebrate the year that was, we have put together a very special Team Fred version of "12 Days of Christmas" that wraps up just a few of our key achievements from 2022.
Celebrating 30 Years of Restoring Sight at Parliament
18 November 2022
Last night, the Hon Aupito William Sio, Minister for Pacific Peoples and Minister for Courts, hosted an event at Parliament Buildings to celebrate 30 Years of Restoring Sight.
Meet our Diabetes Team Leader
14 November 2022
Today for World Diabetes Day, we are celebrating the work of Ranjeeta Ranjani Devi, the Team Leader for the Diabetes Eye Clinic onsite at the Pacific Eye Institute (PEI) in Fiji.
Introducing our new Gift of Sight shop
04 November 2022
This year's Gift of Sight shop has just launched with a brand-new selection of cards and gifts, plus a few returning favourites.
Young Whangarei Writer Named Fred Hollows NZ Junior Ambassador 2022
27 October 2022
Madison Macmillan has been named today as this year’s Fred Hollows NZ Junior Ambassador.
Gender analysis project wins the 2022 CID Collaboration Award
26 October 2022
Last week The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ & Care International PNG won the Council for International Development (CID) Collaboration Award.
The Fred Hollows Foundation chosen as Ryman’s new charity partner
25 October 2022
We are very excited to announce that Ryman Healthcare has chosen The Fred Hollows Foundation in New Zealand and Australia as their new charity partner for the coming year.
NZ-designed sustainable technology supporting eye health in Papua New Guinea
06 October 2022
A New Zealand-designed and built solar energy solution will now ensure critical eye surgery in Papua New Guinea can continue safely.
Celebrating World Teacher’s Day 2022
05 October 2022
Like our founder, Fred Hollows, we are passionate about teaching, which is why training and supporting eye care workers is a key pillar of what we do.
A new general anaesthesia platform paves the way for the first Paediatric Eye Surgical Week in Fiji
27 September 2022
Earlier this month, an Outreach Team from the Pacific Eye Institute (PEI) in Suva, Fiji ran the first outreach for children, known as Paediatric Eye Surgical Week.
Inaugural Fred Hollows lecture and MOU celebrate 30 years of restoring sight
12 September 2022
Celebrating 30 years of restoring sight, the Inaugural Fred Hollows’ Lecture was held at the University of Otago on Thursday.
Samoa outreach sets a new surgery record
06 September 2022
Last week a team from the Pacific Eye Institute in Suva, Fiji, concluded a record-breaking outreach in Samoa. A
Pacific Eye Institute holds first regional Pacific outreach since the pandemic
03 August 2022
The Pacific Eye Institute in Suva, Fiji, sent a team of eye doctors and nurses to Vanuatu on the first regional Pacific outreach since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
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