Orbis flying eye hospital raises nearly £7.5 million last year

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com August 9, 2019 09:47

Orbis flying eye hospital raises nearly £7.5 million last year

International charity Orbis, which operates a flying eye hospital, in a bid to prevent and treat avoidable blindness and visual impairment has revealed that in 2018 it raised nearly £7.5 million.

The charity supported 25 projects across 11 countries – showing its global reach being stronger than ever.

Many of its projects are in Ethiopia, where this year marked 20 years of sight-saving work. Over that time, Orbis has delivered almost 25 million treatments, 2.25 million screenings and 44.5 million doses of antibiotics in the fight against blinding trachoma.

It also continued its work raising awareness and skill levels among schools and communities – which led to even more screenings and a much wider understanding of eye health.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com August 9, 2019 09:47