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Retired Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Lands in Long Beach

The international eye care nonprofit pays tribute to the city that made the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. Read More »

A First Ever in Eye Health in Africa

International not for profit Orbis launched a ground-breaking programme in eye health training that will create a group of leaders who will turn the tide on blindness and visual impairment in Africa.  Read More »

Orbis Shares World Sight Day Call to Action #WithoutSight to Make Fighting Blindness a Priority

The international eye care nonprofit unites with the global eye healthcare community to raise public awareness on blindness as a major international public health issue. Read More »

Press Release - International Youth Day

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Orbis International Ends Affiliation with Orbis Taiwan

Orbis International ends affiliation with the independent legal entity known as Orbis Taiwan. Read More »

ORBIS SHOWCASES NEW FLYING EYE HOSPITAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WITH LONG-TIME PARTNER USAID

Orbis showcases the Flying Eye Hospital is a powerful tool for change in the fight against blindness  Read More »

Orbis Touches Down in Newark, New Jersey with the New Flying Eye Hospital

Third-Generation Flying Eye Hospital opens for public tours before departing on mission to fight preventable and treatable blindness Read More »

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Lands in Silicon Valley

Google is hosting the Flying Eye Hospital at Moffett Federal Airfield, while Orbis is meeting with technology leaders in Silicon Valley before it heads out to Asia for its first medical programs in September.  Read More »

FedEx Express and Orbis International Debut New Flying Eye Hospital at Memphis World Hub

FedEx extends its support of the organization for another five years, through May 2021 Read More »

Actor Djimon Hounsou named Orbis Africa Continental Ambassador

Two-time Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou was named Africa’s Continental Ambassador, by international not-for-profit organization Orbis, on June 4. The announcement was made during the launch of Orbis’s next generation Flying Eye Hospital, the world’s only ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft, donated by FedEx.  Read More »

Orbis Unveils New Plane & Technology to Fight Blindness

The international eye care nonprofit launches the third generation of its storied Flying Eye Hospital Read More »

ORBIS ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF OF PROGRAM

Orbis appoints Danny Haddad, MD, to lead organization’s global blindness prevention portfolio. Read More »

Orbis Awarded Champion for Vision For Dedication to Children’s Eye Health

Orbis awarded Champion for Vision for dedication to children's eye health at 42nd Annual American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) Meeting in Vancouver, Canada Read More »

Zuma, Hollande to chair new UN commission

South African President Jacob Zuma and his French counterpart Francois Hollande will head a new UN “High Level Commission on Health, Employment and Economic Growth”. Zuma and Hollande were appointed by the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.  Read More »

ORBIS INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Retired Brigadier General, John Robert Ranck joins the global fight against avoidable blindness. Read More »

Win a pair of Tom Davies specs – glasses designer to the stars

Tom Davies, renowned glasses designer, is supporting our Vision for Zambia appeal through his spectacle design competition, DADA - and you can win a pair of his frames! Read More »

Six figure cash injection strengthens Eye Healthcare in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa is one step closer to eliminating avoidable vision loss in children living in the province. Orbis Africa received R1million plus from the Japanese Embassy to South Africa to purchase specialised eye health equipment.  Read More »

Birds of a Feather writers ask for your help to save a child’s sight for free

Comedy writing legends, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, highlight the importance of working together to tackle avoidable blindness.  Read More »

Orbis UK Launches Government Backed Appeal for Children in Zambia

Blindness prevention charity, Orbis UK, has today launched ‘Vision for Zambia’, an appeal to tackle avoidable childhood blindness. From the 4th November to the 3rd February 2016, the UK government will be doubling all public donations as part of their UK Aid Match scheme, enabling Orbis to reach twice as many children.  Read More »

HRH The Countess of Wessex celebrates World Sight Day in Qatar with Orbis UK

For World Sight Day HRH The Countess of Wessex visited Qatar with Orbis UK to highlight the need for funding global eye health programmes. Read More »

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