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Jun 20, 2019, 10:49 ET Orbis Secures USD $2 Million Funding from the David and Molly Pyott Foundation to Strengthen Eye Health in Zambia

The David and Molly Pyott Foundation will invest USD $2 million over a period of 3 years (2019- 2021) to further support Orbis's work in Zambia to...


Oct 11, 2018, 16:41 ET Flying Eye Hospital Celebrates 20 Years of Eye Care in Ethiopia this World Sight Day

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital—the world's only U.S.-accredited teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft—has returned to Addis Ababa to conduct a...


Jun 19, 2018, 07:01 ET Risk of Blindness a Critical Health Issue for Rohingya, Says Eye Care Charity

Large numbers of Rohingya people who have crossed into South East Bangladesh are suffering unnecessarily from avoidable blinding conditions such as...


Oct 12, 2017, 15:19 ET Orbis puts spotlight on Cameroon on World Sight Day with Flying Eye Hospital Program

Today on World Sight Day, Orbis, a leading non-profit in the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness, is conducting a four-week training...


May 31, 2017, 09:00 ET The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital makes a second stop in Vietnam: Binh Dinh

Orbis's Flying Eye Hospital, the world's only accredited ophthalmic training hospital aboard an MD-10 aircraft, lands at its second Vietnam location...


May 08, 2017, 16:57 ET Orbis's Flying Eye Hospital Lands in Vietnam

Orbis's new, third-generation Flying Eye Hospital—the world's only accredited ophthalmic training hospital aboard an MD-10 aircraft—has landed in Can ...


Apr 26, 2017, 16:11 ET ORBIS Sibro, Inc has been awarded a follow-on multi-million dollar prime contract to provide In-Service Engineering Agent support to the Navy's RADIAC Program

ORBIS Sibro, Inc. (ORBIS) announced it has recently been awarded a follow-on multi-million dollar task order under its NAVSEA SEAPORT prime contract...


Mar 01, 2017, 14:02 ET ORBIS Sibro, Inc. awarded new multi-million dollar task order under OASIS SB

ORBIS Sibro, Inc. (ORBIS) announced it has recently been awarded a new multi-million dollar task order under OASIS SB to conduct Programmed Depot...


Aug 31, 2016, 11:05 ET ORBIS Awarded 2 Year Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNSY) IDIQ/MAC for Touch Labor Support

ORBIS was awarded a two year IDIQ/MAC with PHNSY to provide skilled tradesman to the Shipyard. PHNSY is located in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. The Shipyard...


Aug 02, 2016, 01:31 ET ORBIS Wins Navy Task Order

Orbis Sibro, Inc. (ORBIS) announced it has recently been awarded a new multi million-dollar task order contract for Information Systems Support...


Jun 06, 2016, 03:00 ET Academy Award-nominated Actor Djimon Hounsou named Orbis Africa Continental Ambassador

Two-time Academy Award-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou was named Africa's Continental Ambassador by international not-for-profit organization Orbis on ...


Jun 02, 2016, 12:40 ET Orbis Unveils New Plane & Technology To Fight Blindness

Orbis, the international nonprofit that fights blindness around the world today unveils their new Flying Eye Hospital, at Los Angeles International...


May 16, 2016, 12:49 ET Orbis Announces New Chief of Program

Orbis announces the appointment of a new Chief of Program, Danny Haddad, MD, who will lead the organization's global blindness prevention portfolio...


Apr 21, 2016, 09:00 ET Orbis Awarded Champion For Vision For Dedication To Children's Eye Health

Orbis, best known for its state-of-the-art Flying Eye Hospital—the world's only ophthalmic teaching hospital aboard a DC-10 aircraft—was recognized...


Feb 29, 2016, 09:00 ET Orbis International Appoints New President And Chief Executive Officer

Orbis announces the appointment of John Robert "Bob" Ranck as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Orbis, a leading global...


Sep 22, 2015, 09:33 ET The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Returns to Peru for Intensive Medical Training Program

In collaboration with the Regional Health Management (GERESA) in La Libertad region, Orbis's Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) – the world's only accredited...


May 26, 2015, 12:47 ET The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Lands in Hanoi for the First Time to Conduct Intensive Ophthalmic Training

Orbis, a leading global non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, in cooperation with longtime global sponsor...


May 05, 2015, 09:00 ET The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Conducts Intensive Ophthalmic Training Program in Hue for the First Time

Orbis, a leading global non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, has returned to Vietnam for the 6th time to...


Nov 18, 2014, 08:00 ET Orbis Reveals Results of U.S. Survey Showing A Major Lack of Knowledge About Global Eye Health

An astounding 41% of people in the U.S. are not aware that most cases of visual impairment around the world can be prevented or treated according to...


Sep 09, 2014, 09:00 ET The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Lands In Trujillo, Peru For Ophthalmic Skills Exchange Program

Orbis, a leading global non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, in cooperation with longtime global sponsor...


Sep 03, 2014, 10:20 ET Orbis Receives 2.75 Million Dollar Contribution from Al Ueltschi Estate

Orbis, a leading global non-governmental organization that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, is honored to announce a multi-million dollar...


Jul 21, 2014, 08:00 ET Orbis Launches Seventh Flying Eye Hospital Program in Mongolia to Support Long Term Development Activities

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) is visiting Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for the seventh time to conduct an intensive and comprehensive training and...


Jun 25, 2014, 09:00 ET Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Lands in Pampanga for a Two-Week Ophthalmic Skills Exchange Program

Orbis, in cooperation with longtime global sponsor FedEx, is bringing the Flying Eye Hospital back to Pampanga, Philippines for a two-week intensive...


Jun 20, 2014, 02:04 ET Orbis Concludes Intensive Ophthalmic Training Program in Davao, Philippines

Orbis, a leading global non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, concluded a highly successful two-week...


May 19, 2014, 01:40 ET Orbis Launches First Ophthalmic Training and Skills Exchange Program in Eastern Indonesia

In support of Orbis's long-term commitment to strengthening the ophthalmic services in Indonesia, the Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) has landed for the...