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2015 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

Our results and impact 

The Fred Hollows Foundation has kept the work of Fred Hollows going for 23 years. In 2015, almost every aspect of our work grew. We increased the number of people screened, we performed more cataract operations and we trained more surgeons and health workers. 

The 2015 Annual Report highlights what we've been able to do with the support of our generous donors. You can view a summary of our results below, or you can download a full copy of the 2015 Annual Report. 

You can also download a full copy of our 2015 Financial Report. 

Helping people see

Annual Report 2015 stats


In Afghanistan we screened 84,185 people and conducted 17,110 eye operations and treatments.

In Australia we screened more than 15,000 people and supported 782 cataract surgeries and 816 diabetic retinopathy treatments. We also treated 2,408 people with antibiotics for trachoma.

In Bangladesh we screened 335,263 people and performed 100,844 eye operations and treatments including 15,069 cataract surgeries. We also distributed 17,207 pairs of glasses.

In Burundi despite the difficult situation, we screened 10,969 people and performed over 400 cataract surgeries.

In Cambodia we screened 86,921 people and conducted 13,620 eye operations and treatments including 8,708 cataract surgeries.

In China we screened 486,462 people and performed 167,440 eye operations and treatments including 4,292 cataract surgeries. We also distributed 17,367 pairs of glasses to school students.

In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea through our Nepalese partner the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology we supported more than 700 cataract operations.

In Eritrea we screened 76,824 people and performed 7,835 eye operations and treatments including 4,923 cataract surgeries. We also treated more than 169,000 people with antibiotics for trachoma.

In Ethiopia we treated more than 7.7 million people with antibiotics and performed 18,617 surgeries to treat trachoma.

In Indonesia we screened 10,953 people and performed 3,286 cataract surgeries.

In Kenya we screened 158,657 people and performed 60,790 eye operations and treatments including 9,722 cataract surgeries. We also treated 314,488 people with antibiotics and
conducted 7,231 surgeries for trachoma.

In Lao PDR we screened 26,507 people and performed 18,642 eye operations and treatments.

In Nepal despite the devastating earthquake, we screened more than 550,000 people and performed 326,805 eye operations and treatments through our partner Tilganga.
This included 34,299 cataract operations and procedures to treat people whose eyes were injured during the earthquake. 

In the Pacific we screened 776 people and conducted more than 100 procedures to treat diabetic retinopathy.

In Pakistan we screened 276,508 people and performed 64,519 eye operations and treatments, including 18,849 cataract surgeries and over 5,000 diabetic retinopathy procedures.

In Palestine with our partner St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group, we screened 13,906 people and performed 2,401 diabetic retinopathy treatments.

In the Philippines we conducted 10,649 eye operations and treatments including 2,954 cataract surgeries. 

In Rwanda we screened 49,616 people and performed 1,221 cataract operations.

In Timor-Leste we screened 13,398 people, performed 575 cataract surgeries and distributed 5,155 pairs of glasses.

In Vietnam we screened more than 1 million people and performed 53,403 eye operations and treatments including 28,300 cataract surgeries.

Investing in people and equipment 

Annual Report 2015 stats


In Afghanistan we trained 1,150 teachers in primary eye care. As a result, thousands of school children were screened and provided with glasses.

In Bangladesh we trained 46 surgeons and 56 clinic support staff. We also trained 5,773 teachers and 1,984 community health workers and leaders.

In Burundi we supported one surgeon to receive training at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

In Cambodia we trained 13,363 people including 11 surgeons. We also continued to train school teachers to deliver primary eye care education to more than 1.2 million school children.

In China we trained 28 surgeons, 169 clinic support staff and 2,201 community health workers. We also trained 17 staff at the newly established vision centres in Anhui and Xinjiang provinces
to screen and provide glasses to local children.

In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea we supported four surgeons to receive training at the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in Nepal.

In Eritrea we trained 19 ophthalmic nurses in Small Incision Cataract Surgery. We also trained eight trachoma surgeons and 12 clinic support staff.

In Ethiopia we trained 56 surgeons including 15 ophthalmologists in a ‘train the trainers’ initiative. We also trained 16,569 community health workers and teachers who played a crucial role in the strategy to eliminate trachoma.

In Indonesia we trained 1,490 community health workers.

In Kenya we trained three surgeons, 26 clinic support staff and 3,751 community health workers. We also worked in partnership with the Kenya Medical Training College and the
University of Nairobi to support two full scholarships including a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology for a rural based doctor.

In Lao PDR we trained four surgeons from Bokeo and Luang Prabang provinces. We also trained 46 clinic support staff, 872 community health workers and 665 primary school teachers.

In Nepal we trained 28 surgeons and 15 clinic support staff. We also trained 477 community leaders and health workers and 158 school teachers in primary eye care.

In the Pacific we trained three surgeons and 60 community health workers.

In Pakistan we trained 1,665 teachers and 1,752 community health workers including Lady Health Workers.

In the Philippines we trained 677 community health workers and teachers who then screened and provided glasses to thousands of school children.

In Rwanda we trained 38 clinic support staff and 23 community health workers.

In Timor-Leste we trained 143 community health workers. We also supported 54 people to continue their education and attend courses and clinical placements to further strengthen
the country’s eye health workforce.

In Vietnam we trained 14 surgeons, 31 clinic support staff and 4,881 community health workers and teachers. We also supported more than 100 staff from Hue and Thai Binh Medical
Universities to receive training to increase their eye health research and teaching capacity.


Annual report 2015 stats


In Afghanistan we renovated the University Eye Hospital at Kabul Medical University and provided essential eye health equipment.

In Australia we helped equip four new eye health clinics in the South East Queensland region. We also provided ophthalmic equipment to eye health providers in the Torres Strait and Cape York regions, and supplied diabetic retinopathy scanners to partners for use in Western Australia.

In Bangladesh we equipped 11 facilities including the Brahmanbaria Sadar Sub-District Health Centre and the Koshba Sub-District Health Centre.

In China we provided $436,367 worth of equipment to 17 facilities including Huoqiu County Hospital in Anhui province and Altay Prefecture Hospital in the remote Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea we supplied essential eye health equipment to the Ministry of Public Health. This equipment will help the Pyongyang Eye Hospital.

In Ethiopia we repaired or built 346 water points and 46 latrines. These improved services are a key part of the environmental improvements’ component of the strategy to combat trachoma.

In Kenya we supported the renovation of Siaya County Hospital and supplied $104,272 worth of equipment to nine facilities including Kisumu County Hospital and Narok County Hospital.
We also provided critical equipment to the Kenya Medical Training College to increase the quality of its training.

In Lao PDR after conducting an extensive survey,The Foundation supported the installation of a Health Management Information System in Luang Prabang and Oudomxay provinces. This system aims to improve the quality of service in the eye units by more effectively managing data and reporting.

In the Pacific we provided $217,361 worth of essential diabetes clinic equipment to the Regional Eye Centre in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

In Pakistan we completed the construction of a women’s hostel attached to the College of Ophthalmology and Allied Vision Sciences in Lahore. We also renovated the Allied Hospital
Faisalabad and provided $258,088 worth of equipment to six facilities including Liaqat University Eye Hospital.

In Rwanda we supplied $198,577 worth of equipment to 17 facilities including Shyira District Hospital, Gahini District Hospital and Kibuye Referral Hospital.

In Vietnam we renovated the Ha Tinh Eye Center and equipped 15 facilities including Tien Giang Eye Hospital and the eye department at Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
We supplied $408,936 worth of essential eye health equipment, including portable equipment which will be used during community outreach training in Thai Binh province.

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Thank you to our donors for their incredible support.
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