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Seeking a new board member

14 December, 2018

Foresight Australia is seeking a highly skilled individual in marketing and fundraising to be part of our board and offering an opportunity to shape our future. The position of Board member is central to the governance of Foresight. The Board provides the governance and strategic direction and meets about six times a year. Foresight’s Board is …

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 …

Celebrating 40 Years of Sight Saving Work

5 December, 2018

A Message from Professor Frank Billson, Founder of Foresight Australia… As we head into the festive season and the end of another year, I am delighted to share with you that this year marks the 40th anniversary of Foresight’s work – starting in Bangladesh where we have been instrumental in helping more than 1.3 million …

Leave a Lasting Legacy

27 May, 2018

Leaving a bequest or gift to Foresight in your will provides a lasting legacy to blindness prevention. It will help us meet the challenge of preventing and curing avoidable blindness. One of our wonderful supporters, the late Christina Gordon, was a regular donor for many years, providing important support for our work in the Solomon …

Update from the Philippines – October 2017

27 May, 2018

In October 2017, our team of medical volunteers travelled to the Adventist Hospital, Santiago City in the Philippines for the sixth surgical trip. The team performed 84 operations across five and a half days. They worked as a team with local medical and nursing staff, helping young children through to elderly people who would otherwise …