Fred believed in giving a hand up, not a hand out, and we train local eye health workers to restore sight in their own communities. Every year Foundation-trained eye health workers perform thousands of sight-restoring surgeries at our clinics and through our surgical outreach program.
Globally, The Fred Hollows Foundation has performed nearly one million sight-restoring operations in the last five years alone.
Nancy Chambers on 12 Apr 2014 at 17:30
Hi Keep up the great work! Paul and Raewyn Williams on 29 Mar 2014 at 11:07
Thought it best to give two cataract operations - full vision :) Keep up the great work! Am enjoying reading your blog - so very interesting to read your adventures along the way. So wonderful and humbling to have met you. All the best for the rest of your trip. Take care! Jan (Possum Lady, Lakehead Hut NLNP) Jan Waite (aka Possum Lady from Lakehead hut) on 26 Mar 2014 at 20:23
Hope all is going well Adam and that you enjoyed the Richmond Range. We are enjoying the blog- keep up the good work. Lisa Mead on 23 Mar 2014 at 20:18
Nancy Chambers on 16 Mar 2014 at 20:11
Go Tessa! Great cause - good luck! Mystery Giver on 11 Mar 2014 at 12:48
Great to read all your blogs. You are a wonderful young man. God bless you - your proud grandmother - Nanna C Nancy Chambers on 20 Feb 2014 at 23:36
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Guest Giver on 17 Jan 2014 at 18:01
Good luck son! p.s. Sue Vipond owes her son Rich $50! Sue Vipond on 16 Jan 2014 at 09:30
Good luck on Saturday. Elaine on 16 Jan 2014 at 08:09
From your groovy Auntie and as one having cateracts taken out I know the value of this. Ruve Booth on 16 Jan 2014 at 07:54
running eh? not sure i can picture you doing that to be honest but good on ya! brendan white on 15 Jan 2014 at 09:15
Kaye Harvey on 14 Jan 2014 at 15:59
$10 for every km!!!! Good luck, sorry I won't be there to support you xx Jo Vipond on 14 Jan 2014 at 15:07
Hi Adam - sorry to hear about the problems. Hope they are sorted out quickly & you can really get ahead. Nancy Chambers on 13 Jan 2014 at 19:05
Pearson Engineering Ltd, Matamata on 13 Jan 2014 at 11:08
Guest Giver on 13 Jan 2014 at 10:05
A great effort for a great cause. Steve Read on 13 Jan 2014 at 09:40
Hi, I am a supporter of The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ. This year I plan to make a considerable donation and encourage others to donate and help raise awareness for ...
A 1000km ride on semi-wild horses thru Mongolia. By supporting me on this journey you will be helping the Fred Hollows Foundation. Every dollar you donate will be going directly to ...
My aim is to raise $500 of sponsorship in order to donate to the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Having sight means independence, hope and can break the cycle of poverty. Too often we take for granted our eyesight. If you lost it, how much would you give to ...
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I'm going to run in my first ever Marathon and wanted to do it for a great charity. Please help me give the Gift of Sight to someone else. ...
I'm challenging myself, and anyone else with a camera phone to take twenty pictures over twenty days. What of? Anything that I'm glad to have my sight for ...
My name is Tessa (12 year old) and I am running 20 km to raise money for the Fred Hollows Foundation. I run twice weekly with the Feilding Harrier Moas. ...
Te Araroa (The Long Pathway) - Walking the length of New Zealand. Proudly supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Just months ago I was on my back, hooked up to a nebuliser suffering from bi-lateral pneumonia. Now breathing freely, on the long hard road to recovery - nothing ...
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Jocelyn and George are fundraising for the Fred Hollows Foundation by running the Auckland Marathon on 3 November 2013
I am running the Rotorua 50th Anniversary Marathon on 3/5/14 for the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ. This is my first marathon - thanks for the support!
Ricoh always likes to help charities that have real meaning and vision behind them - Fred Hollows is the perfect example of money well spent to improve the lives of ...
As a proud kiwi I really appreciate being able to exercise, how lucky we are to live in our fantastic country, doing good, testing oneself in competition, and the value ...
A donation of just $25 will restore one person’s sight. That’s one dollar a kilometre for the Fullers Wharf2Wharf Fun Run signature 25k event.
My eyesight is shocking - without my contacts or glasses, I struggle to see detail more than a metre away from my face! With the help of my Christmas elves, ...
I was lucky (?) enough to win an entry for the Waiheke Wharf 2 Wharf so I'm doing the 13k.
Created by: The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand
Lauren Hollister, a recent graduate of Kristin School on Auckland’s North Shore, has a vision – to equip a new eye clnic and fund sight restoring surgery for the people ...
We carry on the work of Professor Fred Hollows, a world-renowned Kiwi eye surgeon and humanitarian. Fred believed in giving a hand up, not a hand out, and we train local eye health workers to restore sight in their own communities
Meet Fred Hollows captures the story of one of New Zealand's greatest icons. It reveals that Fred was an ordinary boy who grew up to do extraordinary things. He spent his entire life fighting to end avoidable blindness and improving health services for Indigenous Australians. Thanks to Fred's efforts, millions of people around the world have been given the gift of sight. Fred is proof that one person can make a difference in the world.
The very special moment when Deonisia has her bandage removed following her cataract surgery from Foundation-trained doctors. She weeps as she sees family members for the first time in years and celebrates the return of her sight.
An insightful and moving tribute to Fred Hollows and the work of his Foundation from 60 Minutes in the early 1990s.
Will you be part of the campaign to end avoidable blindness by 2020?
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is a non profit organisation committed to eradicating avoidable blindness in developing countries. The Foundation is inspired by the late kiwi eye doctor Professor Fred Hollows. We work throughout the Pacific region, including Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste, to establish sustainable eye health programs and is an affiliate of The Fred Hollows Foundation International. There are 35 million blind in the world, 90% in the developing world. Over 75% of that blindness is avoidable, yet most people never receive treatment. The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ develops sustainable eye health programs to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness and to boost the self sufficiency of local communities. Cataract blindness can be reversed through surgery that can cost as little as $25 in some countries and takes around 20 minutes under local anaesthetic. Poor vision can usually be rectified with the provision of correctly prescribed low cost glasses. We train eye doctors and nurses, equip clinics and provide community support to enable Pacific people to manage their own eye health programs and forge their own path out of blindness and poverty. The Foundation has established the Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji which trains eye doctors and nurses from throughout the Pacific and supports them when they return to their own countries to restore sight. We have also established nurse training in Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste and upgraded, refurbished and re-equipped eye clinics to provide eye services throughout the Pacific region. In Timor-Leste we have formed a partnership with the Ministry of Health to implement a National Eye Health Strategy to start bringing eye care to nearly one million people, particularly the rural poor. Globally, The Foundation has restored sight to over one million people and trained over 750 eye doctors.