Yesterday evening, Dame Cindy and Dr Davies welcomed the Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand to Government House for their 30th anniversary celebrations. It is estimated that nine out of every ten people who are blind do not need to be, and the Fred Hollows Foundation has been working to end this avoidable blindness, particularly in the Pacific. The Foundation trains and supports eye doctors and nurses in the Pacific, and work with local governments to empower local eye care providers. To date, they have provided over 1 million consultations and 81,000 surgeries. As the event coincided with Fijian Independence Day, Dame Cindy and Dr Davies were presented with traditional Fijian Salusalu to wear.
You can find more photos from this event at the following link: The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand 30th Anniversary.
Read Dame Cindy's speech at this link: The Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand 30th Anniversary.