According to the ORBIS DC-10 itinerary, the Flying Eye Hospital finished its last scheduled program of the year on September 5th in Harbin, China. If you’ve been keeping track of the aircraft’s whereabouts though, you may have recently seen a few photos of the plane in Dubai.
That’s because ORBIS is joining with Noor Dubai—a new blindness prevention initiative launched on September 3 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and ruler of Dubai—to help the World Health Organization and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness achieve the goals outlined in VISION 2020: The Right to Sight.
Noor Dubai aims to offer eye health services to one million individuals in the nations of Iraq, Afghanistan, Mali, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan and Palestine as well as the UAE.
As ORBIS has worked in many of the nations Noor Dubai aims to reach and is renowned for its global blindness prevention projects, this is a truly complementary partnership. Find out more from The National here.