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Achieving sustainability in Bangladesh

26 November, 2019

Achieving sustainability in Bangladesh It has been over 40 years since Professor Billson went to Chittagong and helped build the Eye Infirmary Hospital and the Training Complex. In his many visits, he trained staff and developed the facility which in turn was able to create outreach programs. In 2003 the facility celebrated one million sight-saving …

Rona will be able to live a normal life

26 November, 2019

Rona will be able to live a normal life Five years old Rona had poor eyesight for a while and had difficulty seeing objects at a distance. Unfortunately, she and her family lived three hours away from the hospital and could not afford either trip or the 20,000 pesos (about $600) required for surgery. Luckily, …

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 …