Fred Hollow foundation

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: The reading station

Submitted: December 03, 2017

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ENDING AVOIDABLE BLINDNESS

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE BLIND
They all start off with normal eyes as a baby (if they weren’t blind) then they would get an eye diseases such as the cataract, trachoma or diabetic retinopathy which then eventually leads to the terrible blindness. The poor countries don’t have the up to date medication like ours, they don’t have the treatments for the diseases.


Indigenous Australia

OUR FIGHT FOR EQUALITY
In the 60s Fred was working at the Prince Of Wales Hospital when he was called to look at two senior aborigines from the northern territory. The two aborigines had eye problems that he had never seen before. This got Fred's interest, so he went to where the aborigines came from and started to help the people there. 
(FACT: Aboriginal adults are six times more likely to go blind).

QUOTES

“I believe the basic attribute of mankind is to look after eachother, and that's what makes humans look after other humans”

“We cannot go on as a modern country living with this scandalous situation of Aboriginal living conditions in central Australia”

“You have to get people involved, you have to mobilise them, you have got to make the health system part of them”


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