Eye care in Vanuatu to be boosted
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.