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 »

Nicholas King glasses supporting Orbis

Designer Nicholas King has teamed up with eyewear brand London Retro to produce a range of glasses and sunglasses to support Orbis. Read More »

Orbis shortlisted for two Third Sector Excellence awards!

Orbis is delighted to have been chosen as a finalist in two categories in this year’s Third Sector Excellence Awards: Charity Partnership of the Year and Fundraising Team of the Year Read More »

Orbis Chairman Wins Trustee of the Year Honour at the Charity Staff and Volunteer Awards

On Thursday 5th March, Mr Robert Walters, consultant ophthalmologist and chairman of Orbis UK, was recognised for his dedication and contribution to the global fight against preventable blindness and named Trustee of the Year. Read More »

Video: School Students visit Orbis India

Amara and Shania show us a glimpse of their experiences of India and Orbis in action. Read More »

Years of unnecessary pain for thousands of Ethiopian children

Thousands of children in Ethiopia are being forced to leave school and lead a life of isolation due to the painful and blinding eye disease trachoma. Read More »

“Seeing them see for the first time” #VolunteersWeek

Long-time volunteer, anaesthetist Ian Fleming talks about the impact volunteering with Orbis has had on him in a new video. Read More »

Out of focus: Seeing India through a cataract

Amara was given the chance to visit Orbis supported programmes in India as part of a journalism initiative sponsored by her school, this is her experience.  Read More »

Gladys Struck in the Eye with a Stick

An injury while playing with her cousin caused Gladys's cataracts to develop. Read More »

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