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The Fred Hollows Foundation



Fred Hollows (1929-1993) was an Australian philanthropist and ophthalmologist who became known for restoring sight to thousands of people in developing countries and for his passionate plight to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living in remote communities.

The Fred Hollows Foundation has developed and implemented eye health programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and work together with government agencies and local partners to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health.

The organisation help train local eye doctors, nurses and health workers to create a sustainable system of care in the communities that need it most. The foundation aims to make sure everyone has access to high quality, affordable eye health.

Through supported research, The Fred Hollows Foundation aims to improve understanding of how to tackle avoidable blindness and realise the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians to good health. The information gained through research is used to inform work with local governments and partners to develop systems.

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Fred Hollows Foundation
Level 2, 61 Dunning Ave
Rosebery NSW 2018
Locked Bag 5021
Alexandria NSW 2015
Ph: (02) 8741 1900
Fax: (02) 8741 1999
Donation Line: 1800 352 352
Donations Fax: (02) 8741 1998

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Last updated: 26 September 2016
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