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Fred Hollows Foundation, Australia

Mission Statement

Programme Description


Project name:


Project duration:

1stJuly 2014 – 30th December 2018

Project budget:

AUD 4,832,367 (32,535,827,429 LAK)

Funding source:


Project locations:

10 Provinces of Lao PDR

Goal, Purpose, Outcomes

Goal: Avoidable blindness and visual impairment reduced in 7 provinces by 2014 and 10 provinces after confirmation of Midterm Review by 2016 in Lao PDR

Purpose: Eye health services are able to deliver high quality, affordable, and accessible eye care across 10 provinces. Please refer to the Project Logframe at Attachment 1of this PDD for more details

Outcome 1: Increased availability of quality eye services in 10 provinces

Outcome 2: Increased uptake of available services in 10 provinces


The SCEC is an up-scaling of the Phase 1 comprehensive eye care model implemented by The Fred Hollows Foundation and its 4 partners in Oudomxay, Luangnamtha, Bokeo and Phongsaly provinces.

Phase 2 of the project comprises 10 provinces including the four provinces of Phase 1, three new provinces of Luangprabang, Xayabouly, and Vientiane, and a further 3 provinces of Bolikhamxay, Khammouan and Savannakhet, which are subject to confirmation. Confirmation requires demonstration of the capacity of partners in terms of management and implementation of the project in the first seven provinces.

The SCEC - phase 2 was approved by the Board for implementation from 1st July 2014 to 31th December 2018. However, due to some difficulties, project commencement was delayed until August 2015. A variation was approved in February 2016 which authorised carryover of some activities from 2015 to 2016 and additional expenditure on some items which had been underestimated in cost. The funding envelope remained the same.

 Variation Overview

This project variation prepared by The Fred Hollows Foundation Laos proposes the following variations to the project activities:

·        Extension of all project activities to December 2020 i.e. an additional 2 years based on the low level of human and physical resources in Lao PDR for eye care, the slow process in gaining approval for the national eye health plan, and the time needed to make an impact

·        Reduction of some targets to be achieved based on the constraints experienced in program implementation

·        Deletion of some activities seen as having low impact on the improved delivery of high quality affordable and accessible eye care in Lao PDR

·        Increase in some targets to be achieved based on the inclusion of the 3 additional provinces from mid 2017 and the additional 2 years of project activity.


Contact Details

Address: NongDuang-Nua Street , Lao PDR
Telephone: +856 +(856) 30 5441510
Fax: N/A
Contact Person: Souphonesa Xaypannha, Country Manager
Other Contact: ,

General Information

Number of Local Staff: 6->10
Number of Expatriate Staff: 6->10
Average Annual Budget: 0 USD
In Lao PDR Since: 2008
Country of Origin: Australia

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