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ORBIS International's Flying Eye Hospital Brings Sight Saving Skills and Technology to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Date:7/5/2011

ss could be prevented or cured if there was equal access to high-quality eye care.

Key areas of significant progress made by ORBIS and other organizations in treating and preventing blindness on a global scale include:

  • Further development of eye health care services, which has led to increased availability and affordability;
  • Increased commitment to prevention and cure from national leaders, medical professionals and private and corporate partners;
  • Higher awareness and use of eye health care services by patients and the general population; and
  • Implementation of effective eye health strategies to eliminate infectious causes of vision loss.

ORBIS's History

ORBIS has been working in the developing world for nearly 30 years, providing high quality eye care to patients and educating local doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists.  ORBIS began its work with the world's only Flying Eye Hospital, which has travelled to more than 88 countries and trained thousands of local eye care professionals.  In 1998, ORBIS expanded its mission to include permanent in-country programs in China, Bangladesh, India, Africa and Vietnam.  This expansion, combined with the work of the Flying Eye Hospital, has resulted in over 15 million beneficiaries worldwide.

About ORBIS International

ORBIS International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide. 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 helps its partner institutions take action to reach a state where they can provide, on their own, quality eye care services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable. To learn more about ORBIS, please visit www.ORBIS.org
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