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:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  Caris Life Sciences ... on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced ... joined Caris, Precision Oncology Alliance™ (POA) as its 17 ... centers, the St. Jude Crosson Cancer Institute will help ... the use of tumor profiling, making cancer treatment more ...
(Date:10/11/2017)...  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today provided ... Piedras, Puerto Rico , where the ... Following a comprehensive onsite ... structural damage, temporary loss of power and minimal water ... manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company expects to ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... , Oct. 10, 2017   West Pharmaceutical Services, ... solutions for injectable drug administration, today shared the results ... Adapter for improving the intradermal administration of polio vaccines. ... Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by Dr. Ondrej ... Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and recently published in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Southern ... and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor Janice Frueh, ... cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The SIU School ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes in the delivery of sub-acute ... of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple Rehab participated with the Shelton ... well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual Aid Plan (LTC-MAP). The LTC-MAP ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The ... Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across ... personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global ... at scenic Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global ... physical activity. The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, ... in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program ... investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):