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Clean hands can not only save your #eyesight, they can also save your life. Did you know that today is #WorldWaterDay? How sustainably do you use water at home?
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With your help, we gave Lakpa a second chance at sight. After being blind for 4 years, he was beaming from ear to ear when the patches came off and he could see again. Watch Lakpa's transformation here: http://goo.gl/W25Tlz
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Back in 1992, Fred was interviewed by Jennifer Byrne in Nepal for a segment featuring on 60 minutes. What do you think Fred is saying in this picture? #TBT #ThrowBackThursday
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Nothing beats the moment when someone's sight is restored after years of being #blind. And you can help that happen. For 80 y/o Lakpa, when the patches came off he said, "It was like I got my second life". Watch Lakpa's story and find out how you can help here: http://goo.gl/W25Tlz
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One year on since we began working in the Philippines, and we've already embarked on a groundbreaking partnership to develop a sustainable model for eye care that can be replicated across the country. Poor and marginalised people in the Philippines carry the burden of avoidable blindness in their country, with limited access to affordable eye health services. We're working hard to change that.
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“My wife died when I was blind, I cried a lot because I couldn’t see her before she passed away.” Lakpa, a proud family man in his 80’s, had been blind from cataract for 4 years and could no longer see his family or beloved grandchildren. He arrived at the eye camp in Nepal barefoot and in tattered clothes.

Following in their Dad’s footsteps, Fred’s twin daughters Ruth and Rosa Hollows would stand with Lakpa through his sight-restoring surgery – and all three of their lives would be forever changed. Watch the full story: http://goo.gl/W25Tlz
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Back in the 1970s, Fred was championing for improved and equitable better #eye health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, especially in remote communities where people are socially, economically and geographically disadvantaged and lack access to quality and culturally appropriate health care.

On this Close The Gap Day, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are 6 times more likely to be blind than non-Indigenous other Australian adults and 12 times more likely to be blind from cataract. We need to be doing more to achieve #health equality for all Australians – and that is one of The Foundation's key objectives.
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Meet Olentutai and his beautiful wife Namanu. Due to distance, and a serious lack of funds, they were never able to travel to the hospital for an eye checkup. Both had been living partially blind for the last 4 years due to cataracts.

After hearing about the free eye camp (thanks to The Fred Hollows Foundation!) and trekking through the woods to get there, Olentutai and Namanu underwent a hugely successful surgery to have their sight restored.
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Nepal held a very special place in Fred's heart. So when his daughters returned there for the first time without their Dad, it was a very moving experience. Watch their journey to a remote eye camp in the himalayas here: http://goo.gl/ZgMhMB
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To all of the brave Coastrekkers who endured the 55km walk last week to restore sight, thank you and congratulations. If you were lucky enough to take part in the event, tell us what you favourite place was along the trek?
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Rosa Hollows is a chip off the old block. Fred was an ophthalmologist, but his passion was woodworking. Just like her Dad, Rosa has a keen interest in carpentry and is leading the way in the male-dominated trades industry.

On International Women's Day​, it's important to recognise women of influence like Rosa, who are working hard to reduce the gender gap. #MakeItHappen #WomensDay
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The ICC Cricket World Cup​ is a celebration of one of the world's greatest sports. But it's also a reminder that the millions of people watching the matches around the world are at risk of losing their sight from diabetes. It's a rapidly escalating problem - that's why in many cricketing nations such as Bangladesh, The Fred Hollows Foundation is hard at work trying to prevent diabetic blindness.
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The Fred Hollows Foundation is an international development organisation, focussing on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health.
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