20,000 Cataract Surgeries by 2020 – PNG

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

In the Western Pacific we’re increasingly seeing our members and partners bucking engaging stakeholders in work that translates research into actions. Nowhere was this more obvious than at the recent National Prevention of Blindness Committee meeting in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby. The PBL, together with WHO WPRO adviser, Dr Andreas Mueller convened a…

Edgerton pushes for end to avoidable blindness for Fred Hollows Foundation

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release: Australian actor and film-maker Joel Edgerton has hosted a major Gala Fundraiser for The Fred Hollows Foundation in Los Angeles, on Wednesday night, 15 November 2017 (LA time). Guests included Adrien Brody, Lara Bingle and Sam Worthington, Rob Pattinson, Ricky Martin, Paris Hilton, Chord Overstreet, Sofia Boutella and Jesse Williams, as well as Seal,…

Child Sight in Vietnam

Associate Director, Programme, Seeing is Believing Group Public Affairs and Sustainability
Organisation: Standard Chartered

Kate Woodhead from Standard Chartered Bank writes about her recent visit to a Seeing is Believing (SiB) project in Vietnam. In April this year I was lucky enough to visit one of our two active Seeing is Believing (SiB) projects in Vietnam – the Fred Hollows Foundation’s Viet Nam Child Eye Care Project. Approximately 2.6…

Innovative solutions for eye care for women in Bangladesh

Regional Communications Coordinator
Organisation: The Fred Hollows Foundation

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Fred Hollows Foundation (courtesy Alison Carmody, Zara Khair and Bonnie Skinner) shines light on the work they are doing in Bangladesh to make eye care more accessible for women. Women in rural Bangladesh following an outreach eye camp/ Photo courtesy: The Fred Hollows Foundation Standard Chartered Bank’s…