Fred hollows

The cause of his death was metastatic renal cancer primarily affecting his lungs and brain. For the last six years of his life, he had renal cancer, which metastases to his brain and lungs.

He made several ascents to the Mount Aspiring in Central Otago. The couple had five children together. Advance Australia Award for Aboriginal eye care. After observing the doctors at a mental hospital during some charity work, he instead enrolled at Otago Medical School. The foundation is aimed to provide eye care for the poor and underprivileged and Fred hollows improve the health of indigenous Australians.

He adopted Australian citizenship in and was named Australian of the Year in This experience led him to choose a career in medicine, and he enrolled at the Otago Medical School. The same year, he became the chair of the ophthalmology division and oversaw the teaching departments Fred hollows the university, as well as the Prince of Wales and Prince Henry hospitals.

He was one of the four sons of Joseph and Clarice Hollows. He was met by a young man Hollows who came bounding down to meet me and offered to carry my load up to the hut.

From — he chaired the ophthalmology division overseeing the teaching departments at the University of New South Wales, and the Prince of Wales and Prince Henry hospitals.

Medical career[ edit ] Inhe went to Moorfields Eye Hospital in England to study ophthalmology. InHollows organized the establishment of the National Trachoma and Eye Health Program, which was funded by Fred hollows government.

The family lived in Dunedin for the first seven years of his life. Hollows died in Sydney inwhen he was 63 years old.

The Fred Hollows Foundation

Hollows briefly considered a life in clergy and studied at a seminary, but later decided against it. He became especially concerned with the high number of Aboriginal people who had eye disorders, particularly trachoma. Upon his death the Chief Minister of the ACTRosemary Follettdescribed Hollows to her parliamentary colleagues as "an egalitarian and a self-named anarcho-syndicalist who wanted to see an end to the economic disparity which exists between the First and Third Worlds and who believed in no power higher than the best expressions of the human spirit found in personal and social relationships.

To contain the disease, Hollows argued that promiscuity needed to be addressed. No one had ever offered to carry my load before, but it was too good an offer to refuse. InThe Fred Hollows Foundation was launched.

With this program, he spent three years visiting Aboriginal communities and provided eye care as well as carried out research on eye defects.

For the first seven years of his life, the family lived in New Zealand. In Julywith Mum Shirl Smith and others, he set up the Aboriginal Medical Service in suburban Redfern in Sydney, and subsequently assisted in the establishment of medical services for Aboriginal People throughout Australia.

Both laboratories started production after his death, in Unfortunately, she died in Inhe went to Nepal, two years later, he made a trip to Eritrea, and in he visited Vietnam.

Early in the s, Hollows worked with the Gurindji people at Wave Hill in the Northern Territory and then with the people around Bourke and other isolated New South Wales towns, stations and Aboriginal communities.

Hollows was originally New Zealand citizen, but inhe adopted Australian citizenship.

In later years, he assisted in similar establishments of medical services throughout Australia. He then did post-graduate work in Wales before moving in to Australia, where he became associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of New South Wales Fred hollows Sydney.

He held the position until Inhe was presented the honorary Officer of the Order of Australia award, but he declined. Work Abroad During the s and s, Hollows made several visits to foreign countries, to help people suffering from eye conditions and to train local technicians to perform eye surgery.

His main concern was the high number of Aborigines with eye conditions, especially trachoma. He declined the award of honorary Officer of the Order of Australia in Recognition and awards[ edit ] The foundation is also registered in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

He briefly studied at a seminary, but decided against a life in the clergy. During the s, Hollows began working with the Aboriginal communities, in particular, the Gurindji people at Wave Hill and other isolated New South Wales towns.

Hollows was originally a New Zealand citizen. However, he went on to become an Australian citizen on 26 April During his time at the seminary, he was doing a lot of charity work and observed doctors at a mental hospital.The Fred Hollows Foundation announced that Ian Wishart has been appointed the new CEO of the global eye health organisation.

The Fred Hollows Intraocular lens Laboratory (FH IOL Lab), has been striving for excellence in intraocular lenses (IOLs) manufacturing and has been producing innovative and superior intraocular lens designs and supporting products since its inception in Fred got things done.

Fred Hollows

He always pushed for change and, because of that, put in motion a legacy to end avoidable blindness. In his time as a humanitarian and eye surgeon, Fred helped restore eyesight to thousands of people in Australia and overseas.

Fred Hollows, April 9, Frederick Cossom Hollows was born on April 9,in Dunedin, New Zealand, He was one of the four sons of Joseph and Clarice Hollows. The Fred Hollows Foundation is international development organisation working towards eliminating avoidable blindness and improving Indigenous Australian health.

Find out more. The Fred Hollows Foundation, Rosebery, New South Wales, Australia.likes · 2, talking about this · were here. Official Facebook Page of /5().

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