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Date posted: 23 June 2014
Although Professor Fred Hollows died more than 20 years ago, his fierce determination and commitment to improving the eye health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people lives on through The Fred Hollows Foundation.
The Fred Hollows Foundation’s Indigenous Australia program works with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO) and other eye health stakeholders to improve the eye health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote and underserviced communities in Australia.
The Foundation is launching its inaugural Eye Health Award to recognise the significant contribution of an ACCHO to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s eye health.
The Award – win a DRS camera
Recipients of the award will receive a CentreVue Digital Retinography System – known as a DRS Camera – valued at $16,000. Onsite training on the installation, maintenance and use of the DRS camera will also be provided.
Source: NACCHO Aboriginal health news