Author: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Restoring sight in the midst of a pandemic

Cambodia’s top ophthalmologist shares how COVID-19 has changed eye health and why sight-saving work must not stop. COVID-19 has put the world’s health systems to the test. In countries greatly affected by the pandemic, the shortage of hospitals and healthcare workers is reducing people’s access to other important and urgent health services. Among those services…

Eye health investments halve injuries and increase productivity in Vietnamese factories

A project to improve the eye health of 15,000 female factory workers in Vietnam has halved eye injuries and seen a significant productivity gain, proving the value of investments in vision. The Fred Hollows Foundation’s “Improving vision to empower female factory workers” project introduced eye health services on the factory floors of an electric company…

The Fred Hollows Foundation Celebrates National Eye Care Day in China

It was the 25th National Eye Care Day in China on 6th June 2020. The theme this year is “Vision 2020: focuses on universal eye health”. The Fred Hollows Foundation organized a series of activities to celebrate the day in the country. New project launched in Anhui On National Eye Care Day, The Fred Hollows…

Celebrating our Nurses at the Fred Hollows Foundation

Nurse Aizel Chico Since the early days of The Fred Hollows Foundation more than two decades ago, nurses and frontline health workers have been the engine that powers our sight-saving work. Which is why there’s no better time to salute these professionals than on International Nurses Day, wherever they are and whatever good work they…

Eye Care and the Role of Nursing in Kenya

Moses Orwe is an ophthalmic nurse at Homa Bay District Hospital in Kenya’s southwest. The hospital sees an average of 75 patients a day, 10 of whom will need eye surgery. The Fred Hollows Foundation spoke with Moses about his work in eye health and some interesting challenges he faces. “In Kenya, people don’t really…

Collaboration the key to better eye health outcomes in Bangladesh

In Jessore, Bangladesh, one of the first things villagers see when Zinnat Ara approaches, is her big smile. After 10 years of work as a Maternal Health Worker (MHW), people come from everywhere to ensure she sees them. Zinnat visits about 20 houses and sees around 90 to 100 people a day in the Mollapara…

Five women who help us see

The Fred Hollows Foundation Philippines celebrated International Women’s Day 2019 by featuring five women making an impact in the eye health sector. In Filipino society, we look up to women as our “ilaw ng tahanan,” – light bearers who guide us and help us see. On International Women’s Day, we look at the stories of…