Navigation Links
Airline Passenger Experience Association Teams Up With ORBIS International in Their Fight Against Avoidable Blindness
Date:8/2/2010

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), formerly the World Airline Entertainment Association, is proud to announce the creation of a philanthropic partnership with ORBIS International in the fight to eliminate preventable blindness throughout the world.

Today more than 45 million men, women and children are blind.  The real tragedy of this global health crisis is that more than 80 percent are suffering needlessly.  With proper diagnosis or medical or surgical treatment, their blindness could have been prevented or their sight restored.

Throughout its 28 year history, ORBIS has relied on the generosity of the entire airline industry to support its work.  The new partnership with APEX, which represents more than 400 of the world's leading airlines, suppliers and related companies committed to the entire airline passenger experience, will provide an invaluable resource for ORBIS to further expand its reach and mission to prevent and treat blindness by providing quality eye care to transform lives.

"All of us at ORBIS are really excited to be working with APEX member companies to promote our cause and support our partner hospitals in providing much-needed eye care services to communities throughout the developing world," said Jack McHale, President and CEO of ORBIS International. "We're extremely pleased by the association's level of commitment and hope to develop a greater reach to the aviation community through our newly-formed partnership."

APEX member companies will have numerous partnership options with ORBIS including direct programmatic sponsorships, employee engagement programs and cause marketing opportunities. This unique partnership is the first of its kind for either organization.  APEX has invited ORBIS leadership to address its members during the 31st Annual WAEA/APEX Conference & Exhibition, being held 12-16 September, in Long Beach, CA.  

"APEX is proud to partner with ORBIS and to support those people around the world who are suffering from poor vision or are completely blind," said Patrick Brannelly, WAEA/APEX President.  "Our association members cover the world and look forward to working with ORBIS to support its many projects."

Onboard its Flying Eye Hospital, ORBIS provides training sessions during which ophthalmologists, nurses and anesthesiologists from developing nations work with ORBIS volunteers to perform surgery, learn new skills and restore sight.  In the last year alone, ORBIS supported its partners in providing medical treatment to more than 2,135,000 patients and trained over 24,326 medical professionals.

ABOUT WAEA/APEX:

WAEA/APEX members provide excellence in the passenger experience. From designing, building and installing multi-million dollar network TV and data systems on commercial aircraft to the delivery of the inflight movies, TV and games; from the inflight magazines you read to the moving map display showing the flight's progress, WAEA/APEX is committed to providing the best possible airline experience for passengers around the world.

ABOUT ORBIS International:

ORBIS is a non-profit global organization dedicated to saving sight and eliminating avoidable blindness. ORBIS provides the tools, training, and technology necessary for local partners to assess their needs and develop workable and lasting solutions to the tragedy of unnecessary blindness. By building their long-term capabilities, ORBIS enables its partner institutions to develop their own capacity to provide quality eye care services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable. Since its first program in 1982, ORBIS has worked in 87 countries, enhanced the skills of over 234,000 health care personnel and helped establish services that have provided quality eye care treatment to more than 12.5 million people. www.orbis.org.

For more information about APEX, please visit www.apex.aero.  For more information about ORBIS, please visit www.orbis.org.

Related Links

ORBIS International

WAEA/APEX


'/>"/>
SOURCE ORBIS International
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Video: Landmark Study in The Lancet: Patients Treated With Betaseron(R) After First MS Attack Experienced Significant Delay in MS Progression
2. PNH Patients Treated with Soliris(TM) Experienced Dramatic Reduction in Blood Clots During Clinical Trials
3. Schering-Plough Initiates Phase III Studies with Vicriviroc in Treatment- Experienced HIV Patients
4. Video: The Arizona Heart Institute Announces the Largest Worldwide Experience with Endoluminal Grafting to Treat Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Related Pathologies
5. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis International Society Refutes American Society of Reproductive Medicine Opinion - States Preimplantation Genetic Screening is Beneficial When Performed in Experienced Centers
6. Halozyme Therapeutics Announces Peer-Reviewed Publications of the INFUSE-LR Clinical Trial Results and Clinical Practice Experience With Hylenex
7. REMICADE-Treated Patients Experienced Rapid and Substantial Improvement in Psoriasis in Critical Regions of Body
8. Clinical Experience With Peregrines Anti-Cancer Agent Bavituximab Presented at Leading Symposium on Anti-Angiogenic Agents
9. RICE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PHARMACY STAFF EXPERIENCES A 55% REDUCTION IN TIME SPENT MANAGING PATIENT-SPECIFIC MEDICATIONS USING OMNICELL SINGLEPOINTE SOLUTION
10. Study in JAMA Shows Patients Treated With Abbotts XIENCE(TM) V Drug Eluting Stent Experience Better Outcomes Than Patients Treated With Market-Leading Drug Eluting Stent
11. Community Breast Center Experience Shows Real-World Application of Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging Has Significant Impact on Clinical Care
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... -- The Board of Directors of Nordic Nanovector ... including the complete 2016 Annual Accounts with notes. The report ... website in the section Investor Relations/Reports and presentations/Annual Reports. ... For further ... Financial Officer Cell: +47-91-51-95-76 Email: ir@nordicnanovector.com ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... Replacement Procedure By Technique, Repair Procedure By Technique, By Region, By ... ... forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 13.35% during 2016-2021 ... rising aging population, growth in population with heart disease and rising ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 2017 As a result of diagnostic ... prevalence of allergic diseases, cutting edge developments in ... the ways in which pharmaceutical and biotech companies ... to be both a high quality meeting and ... groups, immunologists, research scholars and doctors. The event ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:3/24/2017)... FL (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... Inc. ( http://www.hygieacare.com ) announced their partnership to prep patients for colonoscopy at ... Endoscopy Centers in 87th Ave., Miami, FL. , The HyGIeaCare® ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Finding Christ Through Social Media: Year One ... the writer’s path toward true communion with God. “Finding Christ Through Social Media: ... creation of published author Lea Michelle Johnson, a follower of Christ, wife and ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “The Communion of ... people of God in congregations across the United States. “The Communion of ... in 1964 who has served congregations in seven states throughout his long career ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... CO (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... A ... bar for entry into teacher preparation programs. The NCTQ report suggests, based on a ... entry requirements would significantly improve teacher quality in the U.S. It argues that this ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 23, 2017 , ... Texas ... located at 960 Gruene Road in Building 2. The clinic is the group’s second ... Bennett, PT, says opening the company’s second New Braunfels location brings things full circle ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):