22nd August 09:56 AM
FIJI Water Foundation donates $50,000 to Fred Hollows Foundation's Pacific Eye Institute
By Lena Reece
Monday 07/08/2017
Fiji Water CEO Rokoseru Nabalarua (left) handed over $50,000 to the Fred Hollows Foundation's Pacific Eye Institute.

The FIJI Water Foundation has today donated $50,000 to the Fred Hollows Foundation's Pacific Eye Institute that provides eye care to rural communities.

FIJI Water CEO Rokoseru Nabalarua says that this is part of the FIJI Water Foundation's policy of "seeking meaningful opportunities to make a difference in health care for the general public."

The money will go towards the purchase of a retinal camera for the Institute's Mobile Eye Clinic.

While receiving the $50,000 grant for the Fred Hollows Foundation, Dr Biu Sikivou says that the retina camera would assist in the early detection of various sight‑related conditions such as eye diseases related to diabetes.

She adds that the retina camera would allow trained nurses and technicians to identify and those that need further assessment will be referred to an ophthalmologist.

Executive Director of the Fred Hollows Foundation Andrew Bell says that the Fred Hollows Foundation is honoured to be partnering with the FIJI Water Foundation and the Ministry of Health to provide eye care to rural communities.

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