Trinh from Vietnam pictured in her school attire

Qatar Airway's Inflight Film

Thank you for watching our film about Trinh on board your Qatar Airways flight, and taking the time to visit our website to find out more. We hope you enjoyed the very first eye health film in the award winning airline's entertainment library, which has over 4000 items to experience!

About Orbis

We are a global charity that brings people together to fight avoidable blindness. With our network of partners we mentor, train and inspire local teams to fight blindness in their own communities through the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital and in country programmes. We believe that no one should live a life of unnecessary blindness, simply because of where they were born.

Across the world, there are 338 million people who are blind or are living with moderate-to-severe visual impairment. Out of these, a huge 77% is completely preventable or treatable.

If they had been able to access the eye care they need, like a simple cataract surgery or a pair of glasses – the kind of care so many of us take for granted – they would be able to see clearly today.

Trinh having her eyes checked before her operation to correct strabismus

Trinh has her eyes tested by an Orbis volunteer ophthalmologist

Qatar Airways's Vital Support

The Qatar Airways group has been a supporter of Orbis for many years. In 2015, Qatar Airways became the official partner airline of Orbis UK. To date, Orbis staff and medical volunteers have benefitted from more than 100 free flights to deliver us to our programmes across the world.

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital in Qatar

Since our very first visit to the country in 2012, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, the Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, has also been providing the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital with free landing, parking and ground handling services whenever we land in Qatar. The visits of the aircraft have enabled us to host hundreds of VIP guests on-board to raise vital awareness of our work.

In 2018, Orbis landed to engage a global audience during the inaugural Doha Healthcare week of the World Innovation Summit for Health. The Qatar Airways team facilitated the access of more than 500 guests to the aircraft, from over 50 different countries, 80 organisations, and seven embassies - UK, US, India, France, Vietnam, Canada, Austria - who toured our one of a kind training facility. We were also able to to lead, on board the aircraft, a series of workshops and simulations for Qatar's medical professionals.

Doha based doctors take part in simulation training on board the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

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Trinh's Journey to Clear Vision

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