Orbis

Orbis is a nonprofit organization that works to prevent and treat blindness through hands-on training, public health education, improved access to quality eye care, advocacy and partnerships with local health care organizations. Through training, research and advocacy, we work to strengthen local eye care institutions, train eye care professionals and advocate for supportive policies to increase awareness about the importance of quality eye health. Since 1982, we've carried out programs in 92 countries, enhanced the skills of more than 325,000 eye care professionals, and provided treatment to more than 23.3 million blind and visually impaired people.

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Missions

Earthquake Relief

On January 12, 2010 at 5:22pm local time, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake the highly populated area of Department Ouest, Haiti, approximately 16 miles from Port au Prince. By January 24, more than 50 aftershocks measuring a magnitude of 4.5 or greater had hit the area. Over the course of those 12 days, the human impact was great; the UN and USAID estimates that more than 230,000 people were killed, 30…

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