DIVINE Word University and Fred Hollows Foundation New Zealand will continue their partnership through the signing of a memorandum of agreement in Madang on Wednesday.
“Since 2007, the foundation has managed the Madang Eye Care at the Madang Provincial Hospital. It provides eye care services to rural population through regular outreaches,” university president Professor Fr Philip Gibbs said.
In July 2006, an agreement was signed detailing the intentions of both parties to work together to deliver the one-year advance diploma in eye care programme for local nurses and technicians.
In 2015, the 2006 agreement was renewed for a second term.
Foundation chief executive officer Dr Audrey Aumua said it had been 17 years of this partnership and a proud one for both partners to reflect on.
“The signing marks a new and important phase of our close and enduring partnership with Divine Word, to continue to contribute to this response to help PNG overcome avoidable blindness and vision impairment, including providing important support to related sustainable development goals,” Aumua said.
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