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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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Courageous Young Environmental Advocate Named Fred Hollows Junior Ambassador
18 November 2021
Aneke Kilbride, has been named today as this year’s Fred Hollows Junior Ambassador for taking on her local District Council about the region’s environmental footprint.
Give a gift with double the impact this Christmas
09 November 2021
We are excited to have joined forces with Specsavers to bring the gift of sight and support Fijian artisans this Christmas.
50th Fundraiser for Fred
02 November 2021
Atesh and Bernadette decided to make Atesh’s 50th birthday extra special this year. They raised an incredible $110,000 and have impacted the lives of hundreds of people in Fiji.
Sustainable design paying dividends in delivering equitable eye care
29 October 2021
The Regional Eye Centre was built with sustainability at its core, and that decision is paying dividends in the delivery of eye care in this Pacific nation.
Students raise funds for Vanuatu
05 October 2021
Hutt International Boys’ School have generously donated $6,000 towards much-needed equipment for The Vanuatu National Eye Centre.
COVID-19 update from The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ
01 October 2021
New Zealand has now moved to Alert Level 4, while in Fiji, our team continues to adapt to the ever changing COVID-19 environment
Meet Sereima Vatuvatu, Team Fred’s Clinical Quality Assurance Advisor
16 September 2021
As Clinical Quality Assurance Advisor, Sereima will help ensure clinics across the Pacific deliver quality, safe, patient-centred eye care services.
Meet Moses Kombra
06 August 2021
Moses is studying to become an ophthalmic clinician so he can help meet the demands for eye care in his local community.
Broadcaster Indira Stewart joins Team Fred
22 July 2021
This week we welcomed broadcaster and TVNZ Breakfast newsreader Indira Stewart to Team Fred. Indira will be a Team Fred partner, helping us end avoidable blindness and vision impairment in The Pacific.
Team Fred in Fiji rallies to help those managing diabetes eye disease during COVID-19
14 July 2021
As the COVID-19 outbreak in Fiji delays all but emergency eye care services, the team at The Pacific Eye Institute in Suva has partnered with other agencies to implement a series of innovative measures to support those with diabetes through the lockdowns.
Fiji and PNG teams manage COVID outbreaks, eye care continues elsewhere
21 June 2021
As COVID-19 outbreaks in Fiji and Papua New Guinea put communities and healthcare systems under considerable pressure, The Foundation continues to conduct sight-saving outreaches in the Pacific when it is safe to do so.
Meet our new Papua New Guinea Country Manager
11 June 2021
We welcome Eileen Tugum as our new Papua New Guinea Country Manager. She took some time out of her day to tell us about herself.
Cheques are ending. What’s next?
26 May 2021
Eve and Julie from our Supporter Services team are here to help people manage the transition away from cheques
Mr Morris Dine by Donation dinners a delectable success
20 May 2021
What’s better than a night out at one of Auckland’s hottest new restaurants? A night out at one of Auckland’s hottest new restaurants while helping The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ continue our work in the Pacific.
A visit from our 2020 Humanity Awards winner
05 May 2021
Recently we caught up with our Humanity Awards 2021 Junior Ambassador, Elly Roadley. She told us that receiving the award has changed her outlook on life.
Covid's impact on the Pacific health sector
20 November 2020
Covid-19 has had a severe impact on Pacific nations this year. In the health sector, this has meant a loss of medical services across the Pacific.
We announce this year’s Humanity Awards Junior Ambassador
21 October 2020
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ has announced Elly Roadley, from Whangaparaoa School as its Humanity Awards 2021 Junior Ambassador.
Dr Audrey Aumua talks about joining The Foundation
13 October 2020
Dr Audrey Aumua, the first Pacific woman to head The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, speaks about what taking the helm means to her.
Dr Audrey Aumua announced as new Chief Executive Officer
10 September 2020
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ has a new CEO, Dr Audrey Aumua.
COVID-19 significantly impacts Fred Hollows’ sight-saving work in the Pacific
05 August 2020
As COVID-19 continues throughout the globe, the impact of the pandemic in the Pacific is of immense concern.
Grandma takes a daring leap for sight
09 July 2020
Last week one of our donors became the oldest person to bungy jump off the Auckland Harbour Bridge.
Will there be a Pacific bubble?
17 June 2020
Important discussions are happening about the possibility of opening up a Pacific bubble.
Assessing the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on Pacific Nations
25 May 2020
As COVID-19 continues, the impact of the pandemic on Pacific Nations is of immense concern.
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