According to the World Health Organization:
ORBIS International was established to address these disturbing statistics. In 1982, its unique aircraft, the
Hospital, took to the skies. For the first time ever, a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art teaching hospital had been installed inside an airplane. It was now possible to bring sight-saving skills to countries around the world.
Since that first flight in 1982, ORBIS has:
In 2012, ORBIS has:
Download the latest ORBIS and Global Visual Impairment Data (as of July 2013).
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