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Eye health NGO chief on barriers to care and prioritizing sight

May 29, 2019 / Lisa Cornish

CANBERRA After almost two decades as CEO of Plan International Australia, Ian Wishart took his development career in a new direction by taking leadership of eye health NGO The Fred Hollows Foundation in March 2018. With the organizational change came a need to rapidly educate himself in an area he had no previous experience. “In joining the foundation, the most daunting thing for me was learning everything there is to know about eyes,Wishart told Devex. I had never worked in the eye health sector so I thought I might be lacking in technical expertise.