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Update from the Philippines

6 June, 2019

A record number of patients received the gift of sight when our medical volunteers worked at the Adventist Hospital, Santiago City in the Philippines for our seventh annual surgical trip, in partnership with Open Heart International. 142 people, many of them children, had their eyesight restored by cataract surgery thanks to local doctors and nurses …

Exciting New Partnerships

6 June, 2019

In addition to our ongoing work with Open Heart International, we are excited to announce that Foresight has partnered with the Rotary Club to support our eye screening training program in the Cagayan Valley, in the north of the Philippines. As a result, we have trained 10 local nurses to conduct eye screening in remote …

Meet Remy

6 June, 2019

Meet Remy Di Ponio, Foresight’s General Manager Remy has been with Foresight for 10 years and is responsible for the coordination of all of Foresight’s activities, from projects to fundraising, relationship management, planning, reporting and governance. What is your favourite part of your job? My favourite part of my job is working with the most …

Memories of Foresight in China

6 June, 2019

Foresight has a rich and long history of making a difference to the sight of millions of people in developing countries. One country we have worked extensively in is China. Our founder Professor Frank Billson AO travelled to China regularly in the 1980s. He was an honorary professor at Tianjin Medical University in northern China …

Our Team on the ground in the Philippines

7 December, 2018

In November 2018, our team went to the Philippines to provide training to local eye nurses. Our Foresight Director and Medical Adviser, A/Professor Geoffrey Painter, Dr Dominic McCall and Nurse Leader Kerrie Legg led an intensive training program for eye nurses at our partner hospital in Santiago City, situated in the Cagayan Valley, a rural …

Ena’s Story

6 December, 2018

Sixty-year-old Ena, like many in her age group, noticed her sight had been deteriorating steadily over the past five years. Despite working in administration for her local village government, she could not afford the cost of cataract surgery of $US800 per eye and had no other option than to face blindness, lose her job and …