By Avery, Sir RayWith Little, Paul
Ray Avery is an amazing person. He is the current NZer of the Year because of his clever work in the third world using his scientific and business knowledge to provide cheap cataract operations, cheap and more effective incubators for babies and other creative scientific solution...s. His childhood was very 'Angela's Ashes' - brought up in an orphanage (his own mother had tried to sell him?, then ran away and lived on the streets. But Ray went on to become a scientist, a millionaire, very successful businessman and now someone who literally does help to change the world. During the mid-nineties Ray spent most of his time working in Eritrea and Nepal setting up two world class Intraocular lens laboratories. At that time the cost of an Intraocular lenses was about US$300 but Ray managed to put the technology together to produce lenses for under US$10.00 making modern Cataract surgery accessible to the poor throughout Africa and Asia.Today these laboratories produce over 10% of the worlds supply of Intraocular lenses. Today he encourages other talented people to get on board and tackle some of the really big problems confronting the poor in developing countries. From his garage in Mt Eden Auckland Ray manages a global network of experts to work on specific projects and somehow everyone finds themselves donating their time and knowledge for free - and they are rewarded by making a difference.Read more
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Sir Ray Avery is the author of best-selling autobiography Rebel with a cause which charted his rise from street kid to knighthood. He's the CEO of award-winning development agency Medicine Mondiale. He's the recipient of the Kiwbank New Zealander of the Year Award 2010, The Blake Leadership Medal 2010 and Knight Grand Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2011 New Year honours list for services to philanthropy.
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