It starts with vision in Hebei
About Campaignends 31 Mar 2016, 11:59 PM
Orbis helps restore sight for Madam Zhang and others like her in Hebei, China.
The plight of Madam Zhang was first featured in The Straits Times on 9 January 2016. Madam Zhang lives in the remote village on a mountain range in northern Hebei province. She suffers from cataracts and is gradually going blind as her family is too poor to pay for the cataract removal operation.
Cataracts can be treated easily at the Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University, an Orbis partner hospital. Madam Zhang and others like her will be able to receive treatment with your generous donation.
All funds received for this campaign will go towards Orbis partner hospital, Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Hebei Medical University, to help restore vision and prevent blindness in that community.
Straits Times article - http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/still-caught-in-snare-of-poverty-in-china
Photo credit - ST Photos: Esther Teo
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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