Gabi Hollows | The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

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  • Fred Hollows: a life in pictures

  • Fred, Gabi & family

    Fred met Gabi while she was training in orthoptics in the early 1970s. A few years later they were working together at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, where he was head of the ophthalmology department and she was the senior orthoptist.

  • Keeping Fred's dream alive

    Kiwi eye surgeon Fred Hollows had a vision of a world where no one is needlessly blind. He was driven by a deeply held conviction that everyone has the right to sight no matter who they are or where they live.

  • Rotary partnership

“At The Fred Hollows Foundation we share a deep respect for Rotary’s variety of humanitarian service projects around the world and are very proud of our partnership,” says Foundation Founding Director Gabi Hollows. The partnership between The Fred Hollows Foundation and Rotarians ‘Down Under’ was established in 2003, with a shared commitment to eradicating avoidable blindness in the developing world. The Rotarians are big believers in direct action and have long respected the work of Fred Hollows.

  • Farewell Fred

    “Fred was many things to many people – a husband, a father, a friend, a skilled ophthalmologist and for a few politicians and bureaucrats, an irritating thorn in their side. But above all else he was a humanitarian, which made him a terrific doctor. He truly believed it was the role of a doctor to serve, to help those in need,” says Gabi  Hollows.

  • The Foundation

    Fred and his wife Gabi set up The Fred Hollows Foundation in 1992 while sitting around their dining room table with a group of friends and supporters. Today, The Fred Hollows Foundation continues to be inspired by Fred’s lifelong commitment to ending avoidable blindness in developing countries.

  • Gabi Hollows, Founding Director

    Gabi has been a driving force behind The Fred Hollows Foundation since she and Fred established it around their dinner table almost 20 years ago. She is the public face of The Foundation, a founding director, and patron of The Fred Hollows Foundation Miracle Club.

  • The Foundation and our achievements

    Like Fred, we have a vision of a world where no one is needlessly blind.