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ORBIS and its Global Sponsors Join Forces to Bring a Five-Week Sight-Saving Program to Vietnam
Date:3/6/2008

With Alcon and FedEx, ORBIS targets the training of local eye health workers, while providing free, sight-saving surgeries and ophthalmic care

NEW YORK, March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With an invitation from the Vietnamese government and the support of global sponsors Alcon (NYSE: ACL) and FedEx (NYSE: FDX), ORBIS International, a nonprofit global development organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide, will send its flagship Flying Eye Hospital, a state-of-the-art medical and teaching facility housed in a DC-10 aircraft, to Vietnam for an intensive surgical skills exchange and clinical training program for the nation's eye care professionals.

The five-week program will begin with Alcon's sponsorship in Da Nang (March 17 - April 4) and will conclude with FedEx's sponsorship in Ho Chi Minh City (April 9 - April 20). Nearly 200 ophthalmologists, 40 nurses and 20 biomedical engineers will receive training and hands-on instruction aboard the Flying Eye Hospital and within the Da Nang Eye Hospital and Ho Chi Minh City Eye Hospital. In addition, more than 120 Vietnamese patients will undergo surgery to have their sight restored or preserved.

"The support we receive from our global sponsors and donors enables the delivery of improved eye care services to numerous people, while bringing awareness of avoidable blindness to many more," said Paul Hamilton, ORBIS chief of programs. "This is the first time the Flying Eye Hospital will conduct a program in one country for such an extended period of time -- working with Alcon and FedEx together in adding this important and complementary program to our existing capacity-building work in Vietnam makes this another milestone in our organization's history."

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