From left: Giuseppe Saba, CEO, IHC and Brumby From left: Giuseppe Saba, CEO, IHC and Brumby

Fred Hollows Foundation Targets Dubai with New Office

The Fred Hollows Foundation, that works to eliminate avoidable blindness internationally, 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 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 do not have access to eye health care as they live in poverty and cannot afford the cost of travel or treatment.

After announcing the new office opening, John Brumby, chairman, Fred Hollows Foundation, said “In 2018 in South Asia and the Middle East alone, The Foundation plans to screen more than one million people. [...] Having a base in the IHC will help us in these efforts.”