Rather than delivering private eye care, we work with local hospitals and medical centres to strengthen public health systems. This does take longer, but at the end of the day it means we’re creating sustainable eye care services delivered by local people.
“The health that we enjoy is directly related to the wealth of our country. That efficient system has to be transferred to the Third World."
- PROFESSOR FRED HOLLOWS
We’re confident we can train enough people to deliver eye care services right across the Pacific. Having said that, we won’t leave a country until we’re sure it can stand on its own two feet and meet the eye care needs of its people.
This means, further to training local eye care specialists, we:
“Good eye care is the right of everybody, not just the wealthy who can afford it.”
- Professor Fred Hollows