Equipment for Medical Program
About Campaignends 28 Feb 2017, 11:59 PM
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
Orbis focuses on building the capacity of our partners. We focus on sustainable practices such as training and infrastructure, rather than solely doing surgeries. We pass on skills so that communities continue to receive quality eye care even after we leave the program site.
We will implement a 2-week Flying Eye Hospital program in Can Tho as part of our long-term Country Program work in Vietnam in May 2017. The FEH will partner with Can Tho Eye Hospital to build capacity for child and adult eye health.
As Can Tho Eye Hospital is our new partner, they need a considerable amount of equipment purchase and upgrade. They lack several essential equipment and do not have sufficient instruments to ensure safe and efficient sterilization.
Some Essential Equipment:
2 x Kelly Punch (SGD1000/USD700 each) - Essential for Glaucoma (a type of eye condition) surgeries
2 x Cautery Cords (SGD330/USD283 each) - Essential for Cauterization (burning a part of a body to close it off to prevent infection) - Can Tho Eye Hospital is currently using open flame to do this!
1 x AED (SGD2850/USD2000) - The hospital and the ambulance does not have an AED (for cardiac arrests)
1 x Assistant Microscope (SGD4200/USD2950) - Required for Hands-on training
*If the item you have selected have already been sponsored by another, the funds will go towards buying other equipment.
Every 5 seconds, someone in the world goes blind. 285 million people in the world are visually impaired. But did you know that 80% of these cases are preventable? Many do not get the care they so desperately need: 90% of the world's visually impaired lives in developing countries. Lack of training and poor infrastructure is a growing problem. Orbis is an international non-profit organization and a pioneer in global eye health. We transform lives by preventing and treating avoidable blindness. We do this by building the capacities of our partners. We work in collaboration with local hospitals, universities, and governments to provide hands-on training, strengthen healthcare infrastructure and advocate for supportive policies.
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