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Astonished in Mongolia: A journey through the Flying Eye Hospital

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) is one of our proudest achievements. On the outside the DC-10 looks like a typical passenger aeroplane, but inside it's anything but!  Read More »

Screening Day in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

July 24, 2014 - Orbis’s FEH visit to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia brought mothers and children together for pediatric cataract, strabismus and oculoplastic screenings.  Read More »

Duncan’s Passion for Eye Health

Duncan was working as a district data officer in Zambia when he chose to train to be a nursing officer, hoping to work more closely with people and make an impact on their lives.  Read More »

Mysterious Mongolia

For most people Mongolia still a place of mystery. The responses I've had when mentioning I'd be travelling here for work have ranged from 'wow you're so lucky' to 'where exactly is it again?' and even 'I didn't realise Mongolia was a real place'! What's apparent is that not many people know an awful lot about this vast country. Read More »

Orbis Launches Seventh Flying Eye Hospital Program in Mongolia

NEW YORK, NY, July 30, 2014 – The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) is visiting Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for the seventh time to conduct an intensive and comprehensive training and skills exchange program aimed at strengthening ophthalmic services in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  Read More »

Can we make a difference?

Sometimes as both fundraisers and donors alike, we get those days where we think, am I actually even making a difference?  Read More »

Video: Student internship on the Flying Eye Hospital with ACS International Schools

Four 16-17 year old students from ACS International Schools where given the chance to join the Flying Eye Hospital in the Philippines as part of a journalism initiative sponsored by their school. Here is glimpse of what they saw. Read More »

Walkers raise £25,000 for Orbis

200 sight-saving fundraisers took part in the 10k Oshwal Pharmacists Walk in aid of Orbis raised a staggering £25,000. Read More »

Day Four: An eye opening experience

This week has been inspiring, life changing, eye opening and an overall fantastic experience. Some may even describe it as “awesome”.  Read More »

Orbis Mid-Autumn Charity Sale: Share you love to lighten the world!

Please support Orbis Mid-Autumn Charity Sale 2014 and share the happiness with the visually impaired people worldwide! Read More »

One Badge, One Chance - Support Orbis World Sight Day

For 30 years, Orbis has been dedicated to helping those with avoidable blindness and striving to give back the most basic right to see. On Thursday, October 9, World Sight Day, join us in support of annual pin campaign and open your eyes to what eyes can see. Read More »

Day three: Team work and life changing experiences

Gabriella is a 17 year old student from ACS Egham International School. She was given the chance to join the Flying Eye Hospital in the Philippines as part of a journalism initiative sponsored by her school. Read More »

What actually happens on an Orbis programme?

Before coming to the Flying Eye Hospital I spent some time researching Orbis’s work and speaking to people in the world of ophthalmology about what they thought Orbis did. My knowledge was limited to the Flying Eye hospital, and I assumed that its remit was to fly around the world, treating hundreds of desperately poor people in a short period of time, then fly off again a week later.  Read More »

ORBIS Mid-Autumn Charity Sale : Share your love to lighten the world!

Our annual ORBIS Mid-Autumn Charity Sale is taking place now through August 31. While you celebrate the festivity on a day with a full moon, please remember that 285,000,000 blind and visually impaired people worldwide are still living in the darkness. Read More »

Day two: Heart-warming stories on the Flying Eye Hospital

Paula is a 16 year old student from ACS Cobham International School. Here she shares with us her experience on the Flying Eye Hospital in the Philippines as part of a journalism initiative sponsored by her school. Read More »

Sandra Ng - 5years on the road for the needlessly blind

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Day one of my Orbis ACS internship adventure

Mia is a 17 year old student from ACS Hillingdon International School. She was given the chance to join the Flying Eye Hospital in the Philippines as part of a journalism initiative sponsored by her school. Read More »

First Impressions from an Orbis beginner

Sonia, a foundation year doctor in the UK has been invited to join the Flying Eye Hospital in the Philippines thanks to her strong interest in delivering health care in developing countries. Read More »

UK Government Supports Orbis to Eliminate Trachoma in Ethiopia

The Department for International Development (DFID) has announced it is to invest £39 million to support the elimination of trachoma in Africa. Eye health charity Orbis will coordinate and implement the project in Ethiopia, which has the highest known prevalence of trachoma in the world, with two in five children infected. Read More »

Meeting Old Friends on the Flying Eye Hospital

DR. DHANIA SANTOSA/June 27, 2014 In 2012, Dr. Santosa was a participant during an Orbis training program on the Flying Eye Hospital. This year she returned, but this time to help train others in her home country of Indonesia.  Read More »

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