Papua New Guinea | The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

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  • Meet Durkita

    Imagine your whole world fading to black. You know something is terribly wrong. Your eyesight is slipping away and with it your independence. You desperately need an eye doctor, but there is no one to turn to for help. You feel isolated and vulnerable, fearful of never seeing or being independent again.

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  • Training eye health workers

    Like Fred, we provide doctors and nurses in developing countries with the skills and tools they need to restore sight in their own communities. The Pacific Islands are spread over thousands of kilometres and there are simply not enough eye health workers to reach everyone in need. The situation is just as critical in Timor-Leste, where there are three eye doctors serving a population of more than one million people.

  • Corneal opacity

    Corneal opacity is a risk in countries such as Papua New Guinea where eye trauma presents at alarmingly high levels.

  • Discover Papua New Guinea

    The Foundation has an office in Madang where it works closely with the Divine Word University to provide training to eye health professionals.