Orbis is an international non-profit that transforms lives through the prevention and treatment of blindness. Worldwide, 253 million people are visually impaired, but 75% of visual impairment can be prevented or cured. With their network of partners, they mentor, train and inspire local teams so they can save sight in their communities.
Restoring sight is one of the most cost-effective ways to reverse poverty. Every $1 invested in eye health results in $4 in economic gain in low-income countries. When sight is restored, children attend school and adults return to work.
Since 1982, Orbis has conducted training programs in over 92 countries and trained hundreds of thousands of medical professionals, many onboard the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital. The Flying Eye Hospital, the world’s only ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10, is a state-of-the-art teaching facility complete with an operating room, classroom and pre- and post-operative care room – a perfect marriage between medicine and aviation. Wherever it lands, it raises awareness, creates change and rallies supporters to transform lives through the prevention and treatment of blindness.
This combination of aviation and medicine makes Orbis the perfect choice for FlyPharma.
Learn more about the Flying Eye Hospital at orbis.org.