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Lunchtime Talk: Fred Hollows AC

When:

Tue 11 Jun 2019, 12:30pm–1:30pm

Where: Australian Museum, Cnr William & College Streets, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $30.00
  • Concession: $27.00
  • Museum Member: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: marketingmby

New Zealand born, UK trained eye surgeon Fred Hollows’ drive to end the injustice of avoidable blindness emerged from a deep commitment to social equality. The economical approach to ophthalmology—focussing on training local surgeons and reducing the cost of lens—which he and his orthoptist wife Gabi developed, has restored sight to more than 2.5 million people.

The Fred Hollows Foundation which the couple established in 1992 just six months before Fred died, continues to empower poor and neglected communities across the world. This hour-long talk at the Australian Museum is hosted by journalist Sandra Sully. Drop in on your lunch break take the opportunity to visit the museum before or after the talk.