Our Charitable Organization Protects Sight for the Needlessly Blind

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About Our Charity Organization – Orbis:

Are you looking to make a positive impact in your local community? Orbis is a charitable organization in Hong Kong and abroad that is fighting against blindness, eye diseases and the causes of visual impairment. Our charitable organization helps the worldwide population combat avoidable blindness by providing quality ophthalmic care and training healthcare professionals in over 90 countries around the world – including Hong Kong!

The leaders of the aviation and medical industries brought the charity organization - Orbis to life through their collaborative efforts. Eventually, their collaboration yielded Orbis' mobile teaching hospital, which allowed experienced and highly-trained doctors to share their knowledge with doctors from low-income nations.

The hospital of our charitable organization was originally housed in a DC-8 aircraft. However, over time, a wide-body DC-10 came to replace it, following which the hospital started performing eye surgeries as well. The success of our charity organization’s mobile teaching hospital led to the charity organization in Hong Kong adding fellowships and hospital-based training programs as well. The long-term programs, across countries such as India, China, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Ethiopia, and regions like the Caribbean and Latin America, have proved successful.

The efforts of our charitable organization in Hong Kong and abroad have led to improved quality of eye care for residents of many countries and regions. Accessibility to eye care services is also better now, particularly for impoverished urban communities and rural areas.

Right now, Orbis as a charity organization in Hong Kong and abroad also offers online consultation services, which includes education, real-time consultation, and professional mentoring. The initiative, titled Cybersight, was launched in 2003 and it operates 24/7, which has played a key role in improving the skills of developing countries' eye care professionals.

What is Orbis?

Orbis is a charity organization in Hong Kong that strives to eliminate avoidable blindness worldwide. It does this by providing quality eye care and training to medical professionals in developing countries and supporting research to prevent, diagnose and treat blinding conditions. Our charitable organization in Hong Kong and abroad works with governments and other NGOs to advocate for improved access to affordable eye care services.

We have achieved great success in our mission to improve the quality of life for people affected by blindness worldwide. We offer free treatment at hospitals. We have set up training centres and have invested in research for new treatments. We are a great example of how charity organizations can work together to make a real difference. Orbis’s commitment to eliminating

avoidable blindness is inspiring, and its efforts are making a positive impact on people's lives around the globe.

What are Orbis’s main goals as a charitable organization?

Orbis, as a charity organization in Hong Kong and overseas, is dedicated to fighting global blindness. The main goals are to prevent avoidable blindness, restore sight and transform lives. We focus on providing quality services to those with eye diseases, training medical professionals in developing countries, and creating public awareness about the importance of eye health.

To achieve these goals, we work with local organizations, governments and communities to provide access to eye care services. We also provide financial aid for those in need of surgery or medication.

Furthermore, we are involved in research projects aiming to improve the quality of eye care

and reduce blindness worldwide. Through these initiatives, Orbis seeks to ensure that everyone has access to quality eye health services and that blindness is prevented, cured and treated.

How does our charity organization fight global blindness?

Orbis is a global charitable organization that works to reduce and prevent blindness in developing countries. We focus on delivering eye care services and training healthcare professionals to offer quality treatment for those suffering from poor vision or blindness. We provide a wide range of services, from free eye screenings and vision testing to more complex treatments such as cataract surgery.

Orbis also raises awareness about the importance of eye health and promotes early detection of vision problems. Through our charity organization’s Hong Kong and global outreach program, we spread information on the causes of blindness, prevention methods and available treatments.

About the Work of Our Charitable Organization - FAQs:

1. What is Orbis involved in as a charity organization in Hong Kong and internationally?

Right now, Orbis is working across the following fronts as a charitable organization in Hong Kong and abroad:

‧ Flying Eye hospital (mobile teaching hospital)

‧ Country programs

‧ Cybersight - Telemedicine

‧ Volunteer facility

‧ Advocacy

‧ Community outreach

‧ Eye care technology and innovation

‧ Collaborations and partnerships

2. What does Orbis do to fight global blindness?

Orbis is a leading charity organization that works to combat global blindness. The organization focuses on providing access to high-quality eye care, training health professionals worldwide, and advocating for the prevention of avoidable causes of blindness. Orbis works to reduce blindness by providing its expertise and resources wherever it is needed most. In partnership with local organizations, Orbis helps build strong health systems that can deliver care for years.

3. How does Orbis provide access to high-quality eye care?

Orbis works with local partners to provide eye care services and training. Our charity organization has developed a unique model for delivering comprehensive, community-based care that includes identifying individuals in need of eye care, treatment from qualified health professionals, and follow-up support.

4. How does Orbis train health professionals?

Orbis works to strengthen existing health systems by training and mentoring health professionals. Our charitable organization provides interactive, hands-on training in relevant specialities such as ophthalmology, optometry, nursing, orthoptics and clinical management. Orbis also implements programs to promote research and the adoption of new technologies in eye care services.

5. In which countries is Orbis active right now?

Orbis is presently active in various continents. In Africa, our charity organization is active in the countries of Cameroon, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa, and Ethiopia.

In Asia, the activities of the charitable organization have made a difference in the countries of China, Bangladesh, India, and Vietnam.

In Latin America, Orbis' activities are prominent in the countries of Guyana and Peru.

6. What eye conditions does Orbis focus on?

While Orbis' focus is on enhancing all types of eye care services in low-income countries and regions of the world, the charity organization in Hong Kong prioritizes spreading awareness about particular eye problems, such as:

‧ Glaucoma

‧ Diabetic retinopathy

‧ Childhood epiblepharon

‧ Strabismus

‧ Eye allergies

‧ Eye floaters

7. How have Orbis' partnerships helped to improve eye care?

Orbis partners and collaborates with a variety of organizations, both government and non-government, across the 74 projects that the charity organization is undertaking in 19 countries around the world. The collaborations have yielded numerous successes. For instance, Orbis partnered with numerous Ethiopian hospitals in 2019, and the partnerships helped to take 13.5 million antibiotic doses to the masses of Ethiopia. The antibiotics were aimed at the treatment of prevention of a bacterial infection that can cause blindness, known as trachoma.

8. Is Orbis a member of any global initiative to improve eye care?

Yes, Orbis is a charitable organization that's a member of multiple global initiatives such as the G4 Alliance, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, and VISION 2020: The Right to Sight. The charitable organization in Hong Kong also has cordial relations with the WHO.

9. What are the ways to support Orbis?

As a charity organization in Hong Kong and internationally, Orbis offers a variety of ways for interested individuals and businesses to support its projects around the globe, such as:

‧ Charity sales

‧ Event sponsorship

‧ Joint fundraising events

‧ Donation boxes

‧ Corporate partnerships

‧ Sight-saving project

10. How can I support Orbis through direct deposits?

You can either support Orbis through direct deposits, or contribute to the charitable organization by credit card or cheque.

To help to the charity organization in Hong Kong through a direct deposit, you can use the following bank account details of the charity organization:

‧ Citibank 006-391-91060869

‧ Hang Seng Bank 258-206333-001

‧ HSBC 600-656565-001

11. How can I support Orbis by credit card or cheque?

To contribute to the charitable organization in Hong Kong by cheque, you need to fill up the form. Once you've completed filling up the relevant form, please return it to the following address:

G.P.O. Box 7419, Central, Hong Kong

The cheque should be made payable to:

Project Orbis International, Inc.

To support the charitable organization in Hong Kong by credit card, fill up the relevant form and either fax it to the following number:

(852) 2858 8888 / 2505-5179

Or, you can send the completed form to the following email address:

[email protected]

12. Can I play a voluntary role in Orbis' projects?

Yes, Orbis offers volunteers in the field of eye healthcare multiple opportunities to play contributory roles across all its projects. You can join the charity organization in Hong Kong as an individual volunteer or a group/corporate volunteer. You can also enroll as a co-organizer of eyecare events.

13. What roles are volunteers assigned in Orbis' projects?

Volunteers of our charitable organization in Hong Kong and overseas are assigned roles based on their strengths. For instance, if you have photography skills, you may be assigned the role of a photographer who covers all the events of our charity organization.