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New eye care facility to open in Papua New Guinea

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 10:44 am | Fred Hollows Foundation

To mark World Sight Day on October 9th, The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ announces the opening of a new operating theatre in Papua New Guinea. The construction will stand alongside a recently refurbished clinic in Madang and double the amount of ... More >>

Waikato doctor takes up key Fiji role for eye care charity

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 11:05 am | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announces the appointment of a prominent Kiwi eye doctor to a key leadership role in the Pacific. Dr Jim Stewart from Hamilton will begin work as the Director of the Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji in early September. More >>

New Solar Powered Health Centre for Honiara

Monday, 9 June 2014, 5:35 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

As part of its Pacific strategy The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is working with the New Zealand government to build a state-of-the-art eye care centre in the capital of the Solomon Islands. The $3.8million investment will create a sustainably designed ... More >>

Sight-Restoring Charity Explores the Threat of Diabetes

Friday, 9 May 2014, 2:20 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ this month hosts a FRED Talk to discuss the rising threat of diabetes in Pacific communities. The speaker is Stephanie Emma, the Diabetes Technical Advisor for The Foundation and lecturer in the diabetes eye care program ... More >>

Pacific eye care team to restore sight in Micronesia

Friday, 14 March 2014, 2:22 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is sending a team of eye doctors and nurses to The Federated States of Micronesia for the first time this March. The outreach team will be traveling from Fiji and the Solomon Islands to the capital of Chuuk for a week ... More >>

Sight Restoring Charity Launches Lunchtime Series FRED Talks

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 2:30 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announces a new series of lunchtime conversations entitled ‘FRED Talks’. Designed to share stories from the staff and volunteers who carry on the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows, the free series will feature ... More >>

Eye care charity calls on Kiwis to run for fun

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 3:54 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

Eye care charity calls on Kiwis to run for fun and help restore sight For immediate release: 19 December 2013 With the Fullers Waiheke Wharf2Wharf Fun Run taking place in just a month’s time, The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today reminds the New Zealand ... More >>

Study sheds light on diabetic retinopathy in Fiji

Wednesday, 6 November 2013, 3:16 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

New research from The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ looks at the problem of diabetic retinopathy in Fiji, confirming the complexity and far-reaching nature of the eye disease. In December, ophthalmologist Dr Erika Damato will present the findings from ... More >>

Eye Care Charity Joins Forces with Waiheke Wharf2Wharf

Monday, 21 October 2013, 2:32 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is today calling the New Zealand public to get their sneakers out, pull their racing shirts on and get running for a great cause. More >>

Eye care charity launches podcast series

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 4:22 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announced the launch of a podcast series to inform and inspire listeners interested in the issues of eye care, development and public health. The regular instalments of 10 minute conversations invite listeners ... More >>

Sight-restoring charity asks Kiwis to Live Below the Line

Thursday, 5 September 2013, 9:21 am | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today calls on the New Zealand public to join a host of global and local celebrities and sign up for the Live Below the Line challenge to support The Foundation’s effort to end avoidable blindness in the Pacific. More >>

Barnaby Weir offers song to support sight-restoring work

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 9:54 am | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ announced today a close working relationship with Barnaby Weir, one of the lead singers of Fly My Pretties . The sight-restoring charity will feature a track with Weir’s voice as the soundtrack for a series of new TV ... More >>

Take the Extreme Poverty Challenge

Thursday, 25 July 2013, 11:49 am | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ today announced that it will play an active role in Live Below the Line 2013, and called on the NZ public to take up the challenge and help end avoidable blindness. More >>

TVNZ Program Follows Kiwi Eye Doctor in the Pacific

Monday, 15 July 2013, 10:27 am | Fred Hollows Foundation

A TVNZ 20/20 current affairs story set to air this Thursday follows Kiwi ophthalmologist Jesse Gale as he joins a team of Pacific eye surgeons from The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ. The program gives a first-hand glimpse into the challenges of sight restoring ... More >>

Calls for Closer Cooperation in Tackling Diabetes in Fiji

Wednesday, 26 June 2013, 4:19 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

Research supported by The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ sheds new light on the treatment of diabetes in the Pacific. The work of two University of Auckland graduate students underscores the unique challenges of providing health services to diabetes patients ... More >>

Research highlighting diabetes epidemic welcomed

Friday, 1 March 2013, 3:49 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation welcomes new research released by the University of Otago today which draws attention to the diabetes epidemic and its devastating consequences, including eye disease and vision loss. More >>

Fred Hollows Foundation calls for end to avoidable blindness

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 11:43 am | Fred Hollows Foundation

Today is World Sight Day, and to mark the occasion The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is calling on the New Zealand Government to take part in global efforts to end avoidable blindness. More >>

Fred Hollows wants Kiwis to understand cataract blindness

Thursday, 6 September 2012, 4:08 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ has released a new campaign today that allows Kiwis to experience what it’s like to be cataract blind; seeingagain.org.nz tells the story of one man’s emotional journey back to sight in Samoa. More >>

Fred Hollows Foundation tackles diabetes eye disease in Fiji

Friday, 22 June 2012, 1:36 pm | Fred Hollows Foundation

For immediate release The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is opening a new diabetes eye clinic in Suva, Fiji, today. The purpose built clinic will provide vital screening and laser treatment for people with diabetes-related eye disease. More >>

Christmas Comes Early For Vision Impaired In Vanuata

Tuesday, 4 October 2011, 11:09 am | Fred Hollows Foundation

More than 70 vision impaired people in Vanuatu have had their eyesight restored and can see their family and friends again thanks to an outreach clinic run by The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ. More >>

 

 

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