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Eritrea: 30th anniversary of the Fred Hollows Foundation

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  The 30th anniversary of the Fred Hollows Foundation was celebrated today September 20 at the Hall of the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers in the presence of senior government officials representatives from the Fred Hollows plant United Nations offices and the Ministry of Health as well as religious leaders Speaking at the event Dr Andebrhan Tesfatsion Acting Director General for Public Health at the Ministry of Health said that Professor Fred was one of the eminent friends and supporters of the EPLF s eye health program from 1987 Dr Andebrhan went on to say that Prof Fred Hollows was very excited when he visited the liberated areas and saw the installation of health services including underground hospitals and pharmaceutical plants and went on to say that his vision of the right to sight will have success in Eritrea and he was right Prof Fred s contribution in the introduction of modern equipment and human resource development attests to his true friend from Eritrea and his people Dr Andebrhan added At the event papers were presented and a panel discussion focused on comparative eye care in Eritrea Berhan Ayni Hospital s experiences in eye health services and partnership with the Fred Hollows Foundation progress towards elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Eritrea as well as Human resources for eye health and future direction A video showing the contribution of Prof Fred Hollows in Eritrea was also presented
Eritrea: 30th anniversary of the Fred Hollows Foundation

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The 30th anniversary of the Fred Hollows Foundation was celebrated today, September 20, at the Hall of the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers, in the presence of senior government officials, representatives from the Fred Hollows plant, United Nations offices and the Ministry of Health, as well as religious leaders.

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Speaking at the event, Dr. Andebrhan Tesfatsion, Acting Director General for Public Health at the Ministry of Health, said that Professor Fred was one of the eminent friends and supporters of the EPLF‘s eye health program from 1987.

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Dr. Andebrhan went on to say that Prof. Fred Hollows was very excited when he visited the liberated areas and saw the installation of health services, including underground hospitals and pharmaceutical plants, and went on to say that his vision of the “right to sight” will have success in Eritrea and he was right.

Prof. Fred’s contribution in the introduction of modern equipment and human resource development attests to his true friend from Eritrea and his people, Dr. Andebrhan added.

At the event, papers were presented and a panel discussion focused on comparative eye care in Eritrea, Berhan Ayni Hospital’s experiences in eye health services and partnership with the Fred Hollows Foundation, progress towards elimination of trachoma as a public health problem in Eritrea, as well as Human resources for eye health and future direction.

A video showing the contribution of Prof. Fred Hollows in Eritrea was also presented.

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