The Fred Hollows Foundation and progress in Australia

April 18th, 2014

Maybe there are signs of progress in improving eye health in Australia?

To see some progress in the reduction of trachoma in Australia, read the article (shown below) from the Australian newspaper – click here (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE) to read the full article online (via subscription).

Note the importance place on facial cleanliness. Dr. Fred Hollows talked about ‘health hardware’ and by this he meant ‘the stuff’ you need to carry out the apparently simple activities that ensure good health – in this case running water, drainage and ideally soap and a clean towel. Many of these things are still considered luxuries by many Indigenous Australians.