5 compelling reasons why your company needs a charity partner

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 22/01/21

You’ve been thinking about it for a while. Countless studies have proven the effectiveness of it as a strategy. You hear your friends talk passionately about their workplace initiatives and feel envious.

Five frequently asked questions about diabetic retinopathy

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 13/01/21

As a result of changing diets and lifestyles, diabetes is becoming a global epidemic and according to the International Diabetes Federation, most people with diabetes will develop some form of retinopathy, which will cause reduced vision or blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the world’s leading ca

Lancet study: Prevalence of blindness decreasing, but case numbers rising

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 04/12/20

New research in The Lancet Global Health journal has revealed that there has been a 15.4 per cent decrease in avoidable blindness around the world over the past decade.

6 ways to give back at special days

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 30/10/20

Most of us celebrate special occasions like Christmas, New Year, birthdays and weddings etc. So why not make it meaningful, memorable and fun at the same time?

Celebrating The 2019-2020 Humanity Award in search of hope

By "Humanity Award" | Posted 19/10/20

When the pandemic hit the city and schools were suspended, our next generation did not stop their acts of kindness. No matter where they were, at home, at school or in social centers, they have not stopped bringing care to people in need.

The story of Ngin

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 29/09/20

In Cambodia, a story like Ngin’s is not uncommon. Too many vulnerable Cambodians live in extreme poverty, many also have a disability and are at risk of permanent blindness. The poverty rates are double in Cambodian households which have a person with a disability.

Myanmar becomes the latest country to eliminate trachoma

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 10/09/20

Myanmar today became the latest country to eliminate trachoma as a public health problem. In 2005, trachoma was responsible for 4% of all cases of blindness in Myanmar. By 2018 the prevalence of trachoma had fallen to a mere 0.008%., which is below the public health threshold. Read on for more.

The Fred Hollows Foundation welcomes launch of first WHO World Report on Vision in China

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 24/08/20

The first World Report on Vision by the World Health Organization (WHO) was launched at the National Eye Health Meeting in China, hosted by the National Committee for Blindness Prevention (NLBLC).

Will blue light from electronic devices impact my eye health?

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 10/08/20

A lot of people rely on their cell phones or electronic products nowadays for work, study or entertainment. Consumers who are worried about their eye health tend to buy blue light blocking glasses, but is this necessary?

Eye health investments halve injuries and increase productivity in Vietnamese factories

By The Fred Hollows Foundation | Posted 03/08/20

A project to improve the eye health of 15,000 female factory workers in Vietnam has halved eye injuries and seen a significant productivity gain, proving the value of investments in vision.