A joint campaign between The Foundation and the New Zealand Herald saw $155,700 raised for the Vanuatu National Eye Centre. The campaign featured stories on people whose lives had been affected by the dramatic rise in diabetes-related blindness in the Pacific, (you can find all these stories here). The campaign initially aimed to raise $70,000 for an eye camera. The additional money was then spent on computers, electronic eye charts and building costs for the eye centre.
The New Zealand Herald also joined us in Port Vila to celebrate the opening of the Vanuatu National Eye Centre.