On behalf of the Tamil & South Asian English Media based in Toronto, we bring an exclusive interview with Daniella Bianchi, Director of Development at ORBIS Canada.
Daniella highlights us about Orbis and the opportunity for Canadians to witness this Flying Eye Hospital.
This is your chance to get an exclusive on-board tour of the world’s first hospital with wings! The ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital is a converted DC-10 aircraft that contains a state-of-the-art surgical and teaching facility. Come meet ORBIS volunteer eye care professionals and pilots who are dedicated to giving the gift of sight to people in developing countries around the world.
ORBIS Canada is part of a non-aligned, non-profit global development organization whose mission is to prevent and treat blindness by providing quality eye care to transform lives. ORBIS draws upon an international faculty of more than 500 volunteer ophthalmologists, nurses, and biomedical engineers, approximately 45 of them Canadian, to deliver eye care training and treatment in the most underserved regions of the world. Since its programs were first launched 29 years ago, ORBIS has benefited people in 89 countries, enhancing the skills of 88,000 doctors and over 200,000 nurses and other medical professionals. Medical and eye treatments have been provided to 15 million patients, of which 4.7 million are children. The support from Canadian donors is instrumental in the implementation of its global sight-saving programs.
The ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital will be open for Public Tours from Nov 17-19.
There is also a Grand Reception on Nov 18 from 6-9 pm.
All events will be at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Readers can pre-register for the Public Tours and Grand Reception at www.orbiscanada.ca/FEHToronto or by calling toll-free at 1-877-672-4722 by November 15, 2011.
Please click this link for the interview with our correspondent.
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