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Fred Hollows' Story: From his early years to his work overseas

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 31/03/21

Professor Fred Hollows was a proud Australian who always used to say that he didn’t study medicine to make money, he did it to help people. And not only did he help people in Australia, he worked tirelessly to give the most marginalised people in the world access to high quality eye care.

20 Fred Hollows' quotes supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 25/03/21

Fred Hollows was an ally who stood beside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as far back as the 1960s when he came to Australia and started practicing ophthalmology. It was through his sight-restoring work that Fred witnessed the huge disparities that exist for the First Nations Peoples.

How does cataract impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities?

By Holly Brambley | Posted 23/03/21

Cataract in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples is 12 times more common than in other Australians, but they are less likely to receive the necessary surgery. Read on to discover more about how cataract impacts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

What role do women play in philanthropy?

By Rachael Kacan | Posted 19/03/21

According to the Australian Women Donors Network, women are participating in philanthropy in Australia at an increasing rate. This reflects women’s growing economic capacity and financial independence. Women’s involvement in philanthropy can help make strides towards gender equity.

Fred's work in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 15/03/21

Fred Hollows wanted equal eye health opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. That’s why, Fred and his team undertook a momentous and vital task: the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program.

What is 20/20 vision?

By Dr Lila Raj Puri | Posted 11/03/21

You may have heard the phrase 20/20 vision being used to describe perfect vision or normal vision. But what does this really mean? Read on to discover.

Foundation announces new director

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 10/03/21

The Fred Hollows Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Jane Madden to join its Board this month. Read on for more.

6 companies giving back to their community: CSR champions

By Bronte Phillipps | Posted 09/03/21

The for-profit sector is the backbone of the Australian economy, and when businesses take their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) seriously, they can create lasting social change that benefits the whole society. Here are six companies who are giving back to their community.

Promoting women in leadership within eye health

By Tiffany Angelopoulos | Posted 04/03/21

Gender equity needs ongoing commitment from all areas of society if we are to achieve true equality and create parity for girls and women. This International Women’s Day is a time to not only celebrate women’s resilience and achievements, but also to address the disparities women face.

Eye health during pregnancy: 4 things to look out for

By Dr May Ho | Posted 26/02/21

During pregnancy, women’s bodies go through a lot of changes. Their eyesight may be affected as well and become slightly impaired because of changes in hormone levels. However, a woman’s vision often returns to normal once their baby is born. Here are four things to look out for during pregnancy.

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