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Orbis trustee, Larry Benjamin, wins award for volunteer work

On Friday 4th March, Mr Larry Benjamin, Orbis volunteer and trustee, won the Care Service Provider award at the annual Charity Staff & Volunteer Awards. This year over 800 people were nominated across all categories. The awards celebrate outstanding dedication and achievements made by charity staff and volunteers across the UK.  Read More »

Vision for Zambia raises over £1.7 million for childhood blindness

Thanks to our supporters we raised over £850,000. And, as all donations are doubled by the UK government the full amount is actually £1.7 million – our most successful appeal ever! As a result, we will be able to screen and treat over 105,000 children struggling with preventable vision loss in the country.  Read More »

Win a pair of Tom Davies specs – glasses designer to the stars

Tom Davies, renowned glasses designer, is supporting our Vision for Zambia appeal through his spectacle design competition, DADA - and you can win a pair of his frames! Read More »

Birds of a Feather writers ask for your help to save a child’s sight for free

Comedy writing legends, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, highlight the importance of working together to tackle avoidable blindness.  Read More »

The Tech Effect

Orbis compliments it's on the ground work with the latest innovations in eye health technology. Read More »

Our staff in Zambia

After five years of working with Orbis Dr Chileshe Mboni is very much in demand. Here he tells us what life is like as the only paediatric ophthalmologist in Zambia. Read More »

Meet Larry Benjamin

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon Larry Benjamin is a Trustee of Orbis and a member of our medical volunteer faculty. He tells us about the skills and knowledge doctors can bring both in the field and to the UK Board. Read More »

Orbis celebrates life-changing work of its British volunteers ahead of International Volunteers Day

We have today launched a broadcast appeal ahead of International Volunteers Day (Saturday 5th December) to celebrate the life changing work our volunteers’ undertake every year. Read More »

Orbis celebrates 500mth dose of Zithromax given in the fight against blinding trachoma

16th November 2015 – Charities including Orbis, government departments and pharmaceutical company Pfizer, are today coming together to mark the 500mmth dose of Zithromax distributed to tackle the blinding eye infection, trachoma. Celebrations are taking place in Woliso, Ethiopia, to mark this amazing milestone. Read More »

Orbis UK Launches Government Backed Appeal for Children in Zambia

Blindness prevention charity, Orbis UK, has today launched ‘Vision for Zambia’, an appeal to tackle avoidable childhood blindness. From the 4th November to the 3rd February 2016, the UK government will be doubling all public donations as part of their UK Aid Match scheme, enabling Orbis to reach twice as many children.  Read More »

HRH The Countess of Wessex celebrates World Sight Day in Qatar with Orbis UK

For World Sight Day HRH The Countess of Wessex visited Qatar with Orbis UK to highlight the need for funding global eye health programmes. Read More »

Euromoney raises £70,000 for sight saving work in Ethiopia

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC has contributed a further £70,000 towards eye health improvements in southern Ethiopia through a contribution from their Charity Committee and a series of fundraising auctions which took place over the summer.  Read More »

Remember a Charity Week: Living Legends

As Robert Walters stands down from his role as Orbis UK chairman he reflects on the legacies we leave. Read More »

Comedy writing duo to raise funds for Orbis

On the 13th September, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran - one of Britain’s leading comedy writing duos will be undertaking a very special afternoon of entertainment at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, which will see funds raised in aid of Orbis and Crisis at Christmas.  Read More »

My time in Ghana

Dr Lawrence Azavedo is a consultant anaesthetist at The Royal Preston Hospital and has been a volunteer with Orbis since 2006, embarking on 10 Flying Eye Hospital assignments over the past nine years. Here he shares his experience. Read More »

Orbis to exhibit and host symposium at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

From the 5th – 7th September, Orbis will be exhibiting at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) annual conference.In addition to hosting a symposium on the benefits of collaboration to tackle preventable blindness, we will be exhibiting and discussing the support we have received from the Society.  Read More »

Muntare and her Neighbours

Even though Muntare is very popular within her community, for some time she had been leading a lonely and isolated life... Read More »

Back in school and back on the field

When David turned two his parents took him to a traditional healer. The healer made incisions in his eyes and placed a variety of herbs in the wounds. His condition worsened... Read More »

Ethiopia Trachoma Report

Orbis is tasked with working to eliminate blinding trachoma in Ethiopia by 2020. This is where we've got to since the year 2000. Read More »

UK Annual Report and Financial Statements 2014

The Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of the our work Read More »

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