Orbis International

Orbis is a leading global non-governmental organization that has been a pioneer in the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness for four decades. Orbis transforms lives by delivering the skills, resources and knowledge needed to deliver accessible quality eye care. Working in collaboration with local partners, including hospitals, universities, government agencies and ministries of health, Orbis provides hands-on ophthalmology training, strengthens healthcare infrastructure and advocates for the prioritization of eye health on public health agendas. Orbis operates the world's only Flying Eye Hospital, a fully accredited ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft, and an award-winning telemedicine platform, Cybersight. For the past ten consecutive years, Orbis has achieved Charity Navigator's coveted four-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, placing Orbis in the top 3% of U.S. charities. In 2021, Orbis earned GuideStar's platinum Seal of Transparency. To learn more, please visit orbis.org.

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Impact of vision impairment on children’s mental health

August 12, 2022

Studies conducted with Orbis International conclude positive mental health and academic improvements of children provided appropriate eye care and glasses, filling important research gaps and providing essential guidance for future interventions and research.

Q&A: Orbis Ethiopia's Dr. Alemayehu Sisay talks World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day

January 28, 2022

Ahead of World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day on Jan. 30, Alemayehu Sisay, MD, MPH, country director for Orbis Ethiopia, discusses efforts and progress the organization has made in treating patients with NTDs and how to get involved in recognizing World NTD Day.