Dr Audrey Aumua, the first Pacific woman to head The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ, has spoken about what taking the helm of The Foundation means to her.
Dr Aumua said she is excited to further The Foundation's work in ending preventable blindness in the Pacific.
"Our people are blind simply because they can't access eye care and it's really crucial we continue to address this problem," she said in an interview with the Samoa Observer,
In an interview with Radio New Zealand, she talked about what led her to apply for the position.
"The reputation of The Foundation [Fred Hollows] is of course incredibly well known throughout the Pacific and New Zealand, and they are a fabulous organisation and do fantastic work," she said.