Fred Hollows Foundation
The Fred Hollows Foundation is inspired by the work of the late Professor Fred Hollows (1929–1993).
Fred was an eye doctor, a skilled surgeon of international renown and a social justice activist.Fred was committed to improving the health of Indigenous Australians and to reducing the cost of eye health care and treatment in developing countries.
The Foundation was established in Sydney in 1992, five months before Fred passed away, with the aim of continuing and expanding on the program work he had started in Eritrea, Vietnam and Indigenous Australia.
The Foundation now works throughout Africa, Asia (South and South East) and Australia, focusing on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health.
Through reducing the cost of cataract operations to as little as $25 in some developing countries, we have helped to restore the sight of more than 1,000,000 people worldwide.