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HRH The Countess of Wessex praises Orbis at WISH

At the virtual World Innovation Summit for Health in November 2020, Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex commended our work.

“In Bangladesh I met children who will now not lose out on an education having had cataracts removed and being prescribed glasses. In only four years since its inception, Qatar Creating Vision (funded by Qatar Fund for Development and implemented by Orbis) has become a lifeline to millions of children across India and Bangladesh. Through Orbis, the initiative has delivered over 82,000 training sessions to doctors, nurses and crucially teachers and community health workers.”

The Countess also spoke about the importance of empowering children, “...the engagement of children in helping to educate each other about the importance of eye care is beginning to turn the tide in understanding that eye issues can be treated. That glasses are good and eyes are precious and important tools that facilitate study and potential work opportunities.”

Thanks to our supporters and our partners, during this difficult time, we have been able to adapt activity into door to door community projects, to continue to find those with vision loss and swiftly provide them the support they need.

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