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Remember young Hao from Lao PDR?

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 15/04/19
Hao is now 13 years old, excelling at school and serving his local village as a monk.

Ending blindness in the Pacific in sight under Labor: Hollows

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 13/03/19
Ending blindness in the Pacific in sight

"I Can Do That" – Dr Phetsamone, Lao PDR

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 11/01/19
Dr Phetsamone Indira says everything with a beaming smile. “I can do that!”

Long John - Close to Country

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 08/01/19
'Long John' Dewar is the resident artist at Nitmuluk (Katherine) Gorge. But having already lost the use of his right eye, Long John was faced with a daunting reality: the loss of vision in his left.

Win on charity laws

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 16/11/18
The Fred Hollows Foundation has welcomed changes to the Electoral Legislation Amendment Bill and the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill, which passed the Senate last night.

Diabetes – the rising threat to vision

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 14/11/18
The Fred Hollows Foundation is bringing global attention to the emerging crisis of diabetic retinopathy (DR) through leading the Global DR Advocacy Initiative – a group of world leading diabetes and eye health experts including the World Health Organisation.

Ralph Dingul – The Rubber Man bounces back again

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 14/11/18
Ralph Dingul is a jack-of-all-trades. The 59-year-old from Roper River, Northern Territory, has had a varied career working as a boxer, a builder, and a court interpreter.

Taking eye care to the factory floor in Bangladesh

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 03/10/18
In a garment factory in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, 23-year-old Mossamut Shopna Begum is complaining of headaches, watery eyes and blurred vision.

Making waves in The Philippines

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 03/10/18
The Foundation has made waves on the surfing island of Siargao, southern Philippines. Local residents – from fisher-folk to surfers and older people – had their eyes checked at four eye screenings that were held across the island.

Restoring sight breaks the cycle of poverty in Kenya

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 03/10/18
For Juliet Gileema, an ophthalmic nurse in Kenya’s Busia County, eye health is about more than just restoring people’s sight – it is about restoring their livelihood and dignity.
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