Twenty-five years ago this week, Fred was in Vietnam making good on his promise of training hundreds of doctors there.

He’d left a cancer ward to make sure he kept his word. That’s the kind of man he was.

In The Fred Hollows Foundation’s 25th anniversary year, we remember the example he gave us.

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Meet Nabiritha – this girl from rural Kenya was blind until the age of seven.

People like you helped her get the treatment she needed.

After sight-restoring surgery she can go to school and her mother can return to work.

Now Nabiritha has a brighter future. Help other children get the same, [ Bit.ly Link ]
Meet Nabiritha – this girl from rural Kenya was blind until the age of seven

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While Australia commemorates #AnzacDay, our thoughts are also with our Nepalese friends remembering the #NepalEarthquake, which happened on this day two years ago.

The impact of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which killed more than 8,000 and demolished half a million homes, is still being felt.

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"Fred Hollows really stood out. He's just one of these larger than life characters who achieved an enormous amount in a relatively short life."

That’s what Australian Dictionary of Biography General Editor Dr Malcolm Allbrook said after Fred was recently added to what is called ‘Australia's foremost record of prominent and colourful Australians.’

Read more at [ Anu.edu.au Link ]
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Thank you to everyone who signed our petition to #ClosetheGap.

More than 16,000 of you joined our call for the Government to ensure health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

We’ll be taking your signatures and sending them directly to the Office of the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.

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“There was a huge barrier for women to receive eye treatment (in #Bangladesh),” said our Country Manager there, Dr Zareen Khair.

“It became clear that solutions had to be locally based,” she added.

These solutions are made possible by partners like Standard Chartered, and you can read more about them thanks to VISION 2020/IAPB
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It’s an old adage, but one Fred certainly believed in, as he told The Age - theage.com.au after his 1992 trip to Vietnam.

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach him to fish and you teach him to feed himself,” he said.

That’s why #training doctors, nurses and eye health workers is still so important to us today.

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Over the last couple of months, we’ve followed the story of young Cam from #Vietnam.

Thanks to people like you, her dreams were revived. #Thankyou.

It’s not too late to help someone else see their dreams again, though.
Over the last couple of months we’ve followed the story of young Cam from Vietnam

Help restore the sight and dreams of someone like Cam

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Can you believe Australia’s the only developed country in the world where blinding trachoma still exists? And it is in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Will the Federal budget include adequate long-term funding so we can #ClosetheGap?

Join our call to the Government to make sure it does. Sign our petition now: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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“On behalf of all patients and doctors in Vietnam, I would like to thank you.

“#Thankyou for your kind heart, for your #donation to help our poor people,” says Dr Dat, Da Nang Eye Hospital’s Director, to people like you.
We believe what Fred believed: “Australians like to help other people, they like to help people less fortunate.”

But where do you think we rank as a country in terms of helping people living in extreme poverty around the world, out of the 35 OECD members? Top 10…? Not even close – we just slipped another rung, from 16th to 17th.

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25 years ago, Fred left a cancer ward to make good on a promise to start training hundreds of doctors in #Vietnam.

He still had the energy to spread cheer further afield too, as this photo shows.

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25 years ago Fred left a cancer ward to make good on
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Together, we can help end avoidable #blindness in #Vietnam.

For less than a dollar a day over a year, you can help deliver a school eye screening.

Please join our work at [ Bit.ly Link ]
Together we can help end avoidable blindness in Vietnam
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The final #fundraising figure from #Sydney Coastrek 2017 is in and it’s an amazing $2,546,387. When there are still so many people living with avoidable blindness, this amazing effort will make a huge difference.

Thanks to everyone who took part or supported, in any way, someone who did.

Here’s the top fundraising team The Blue Mountains Sightseers handing over the big cheque, literally,...
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How do we reach people who need #eyehealth services but live in some of the world’s most remote places?

We rely on great teams like the Kenya Trachoma Elimination Program who check for the eye disease and organise treatment for those who need it.

Here they are meeting before one of their outreach services in West Pokot County.
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We’ve been helping to restore sight in #Vietnam for 25 years now.

In that time, we’ve helped screen millions of people, operate on hundreds of thousands of patients, and trained tens of thousands of #eyehealth workers.

None of it would have been possible without the support of people like you. #Thankyou.

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“Human beings have a right to live in peace and enjoy good health,” Fred said in 1992.

“For most people on this planet it’s a battle to secure those rights.”

He would have been 88 today and his vision of a world without avoidable blindness lives on thanks to the support of people like you.

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“Human beings have a right to live in peace and enjoy good health” Fred said in 1992
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On #WorldHealthDay, it’s worth restating our vision: to end avoidable #blindness.

In the Philippines, we’re working towards universal access to public eye health in Surigao del Norte province.

We’ve already screened nearly 30,000 school children there with the help of the local government and #AustralianAid through DFAT.
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Did you know 90% of blindness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians is preventable?

The Government needs to make sure this year’s Budget includes appropriate and long-term funding to #ClosetheGap.

If you agree, please add your name to our call for the Government to do that: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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