The Fred Hollows Foundation

Foundation aims to reduce blindness in the region, opens office in Dubai

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

THE UAE is one of the biggest donors and supporter of international organisations working on preventable blindness. The Fred Hollows Foundation, an international development organisation that works to eliminate avoidable blindness in more than 25 countries around the world, has announced the opening of a new regional office in International Humanitarian City (IHC), Dubai.
According to the International Association for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) there are 15 million people in Middle East and South Asia who are blind. Four out of five of these people can easily be treated but they don’t have access to eye health care as they live in poverty and cannot afford the cost of travel or treatment.
This was stated by John Brumby AO, Chairman of The…
-Published At The Gulf Today

~ by jamilkhan on December 9, 2017.

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