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The Fred Hollows Foundation is an international development organisation, focusing on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health. The Foundation is inspired by the life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows. Fred was a world-renowned eye surgeon and an activist for social justice who championed the right of all people to have access to high quality and affordable eye care.

The Foundation now works in 25 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific. Established in 1992, The Foundation has restored sight to well over two million people worldwide.

Our core activities include:

  • Cataract
  • Trachoma
  • Uncorrected refractive error
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

We make a difference by:

  • Screening & surgeries to restore sight
  • Training eye surgeons & health workers
  • Building and equipping eye health facilities
  • Advocacy

An independently assessed report by PwC states that for every $1 spent on restoring sight, the economic benefit is four-fold.

Workplace giving donations can be used to support our international programs in places such as Kenya where every dollar invested will have a $3.56 economic benefit.