Orbis Ireland

Orbis' mission is to preserve and restore sight by strengthening the capacity of local partners in their efforts to prevent and treat blindness with the vision that this will lead to a world in which no one is needlessly blind, where quality eye care, education, and treatment are available to every human being.
Simple Surgery to restore Sight to Ethiopians
 
Orbis plans to conduct simple eye surgeries in remote regions of Ethiopia in the hope to cure thousands of people suffering from the painful, blinding and life destroying eye disease - trachoma. project reportread updates from the field
Orbis Provides Clean Water to Save Sight, Ethiopia
 
Orbis plans to eliminate trachoma in remote regions of Ethiopia in the hope to cure thousands of people suffering from the painful, blinding and life destroying eye disease - trachoma. It will do this by ensuring communities have regular access to clean water and sanitation. Orbis has started building and repairing the water pumps in the project areas. project reportread updates from the field
Ensure Girls in Ethiopia Receive Basic Eye Care
 
There is strong evidence that more women than men are blind due to trachoma. This blinding eye disease is spread from child to mother through direct personal contact. Without treatment, trachoma leads to blindness. Orbis is working to eliminate this disease in Ethiopia to ensure the next generation of women and girls grow up without the threat of blindness. project reportread updates from the field
Distributing Antibiotics to Prevent Blindness
 
Trachoma, a bacterial infection of the eye which can cause blindness affects many people in impoverished regions. It is most common in children. However, there is an antibiotic available costing just 15 cents, that is effective in preventing the disease. project reportread updates from the field
Training in Eye Health and Sanitation
 
Orbis is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of blindness in the developing world. Through supporting this project you will enable teachers to educate children on the importance of eye care. Few people realise that blindness can result from a disease easily transmitted between infected and healthy eyes by flies or infected clothing, and a lack of clean water to wash. Through educating children we can ensure the next generation in Ethiopia grow up without the threat of avoidable blindness. project reportread updates from the field
Simple surgery to restore sight to Ethiopians
 
ORBIS plans to conduct simple eye surgeries in remote regions of Ethiopia in the hope to cure thousands of people suffering from the painful, blinding and life destroying eye disease - trachoma. project reportread updates from the field
ORBIS to Build and Repair Latrines for Communities
 
Gamo Gofa, Konso and Derashe are overpopulated areas where it is difficult to establish and maintain proper sanitation facilities. These poor sanitary conditions mean that bacteria spread quickly and trachoma infections are common. Open field defecation around the periphery of the villages was a common phenomenon in the area until recently. By repairing and building latrines, ORBIS has improved sanitation facilities and the effect this has on reducing the transmission of trachoma is significant. project reportread updates from the field
Distributing Antibiotics to Prevent Blindness
 
Trachoma, a bacterial infection of the eye which can cause blindness affects many people in impoverished regions. It is most common in children. However, there is an antibiotic available costing just 10 cents, that is effective in preventing the disease. project reportread updates from the field
Simple Surgery to Restore Sight in Ethiopia
 
ORBIS plans to conduct simple eye surgeries in remote regions of Ethiopia, in the hope to cure thousands of people suffering from the painful, blinding, and life-destroying eye disease - trachoma. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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