Eye care in Van­u­atu to be boosted

Fiji Sun - - Aust / Nz News - Port Vila: RNZI

The ca­pac­ity for eye care in Van­u­atu is ex­pected to be boosted sub­stan­tially by fund­ing from a Fred Hol­lows Foun­da­tion project. To mark its 25th an­niver­sary, the char­ity is up­grad­ing and ex­pand­ing the Port Vila Na­tional Eye Cen­tre. Com­bined with the im­pend­ing ar­rival of a Foun­da­tion-trained eye doc­tor, it’s hoped the ex­pan­sion will help in­crease Van­u­atu’s eye surgery ca­pac­ity from 200 to 800 per year. New Zealand’s Min­istry of Foreign Af­fairs this week an­nounced it would make a con­tri­bu­tion of around US$380,000 (FJ$787,094) to the project.

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