Clear vision for Qatar Airways
23 / 10 / 2018
Qatar Airways will host the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital at Doha International Airport as part of its support for the inaugural Doha Healthcare Week, 6 -12 November.
The Flying Eye Hospital, operated by global eye health charity Orbis, is a fully-equipped plane with state-of-the-art medical equipment, an operating theatre and a classroom.
The charity visits countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, partnering with local hospitals to deliver specialist training through its team of world-class medical volunteers, carry out treatments and raising vital awareness about the importance of eye health.
The Orbis team will support Doha Healthcare Week by organising public and private tours inside the aircraft, as well as hosting on-board workshops.
It will also have a booth at Hamad International Airport (HIA), to raise awareness about the importance of providing care to those with avoidable eye conditions.
The visit will also celebrate the Qatar Creating Vision initiative, which is funded by Qatar Fund for Development and led by Orbis.
Together they are on track to deliver 5.6m eye care treatments to children across India and Bangladesh by mid-2020.