How Your Donation Makes a Difference
$10 can subsidize optical/medical treatment for one patient.
$50 can subsidize cataract surgery for one adult.
$100 can subsidize strabismus surgery for one child.
$200 can subsidize 1 rural eye camp to examine 3,000 adults for cataracts.
About Campaignends 31 Mar 2016, 11:59 PM
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
About the Charity
253 million people in the world are visually impaired. But 3 out of 4 of them - millions - are needlessly blind, just because they can't get the eye care that so many of us take for granted in Singapore. Orbis is an international non-profit organisation that transforms lives through the prevention and treatment of blindness. With our network of partners, we mentor, train and inspire local teams so they can save sight in their communities. We focus on training, capacity building and partnership because we know these are some of the best and most sustainable ways to help improve eye care services. By helping countries build the know-how, systems and support they need to deliver eye care to their people on their own, we work together as one to ensure no one loses their sight to a preventable or treatable disease.