Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports Company ( ADAC ) announced today that it will host the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital during Abu Dhabi Routes 2012, which is scheduled to take place from 29th September to 2nd October at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The converted DC-10 aircraft and the world?s only ophthalmic surgical and training hospital with wings will be on display and available for invited tours at Al Bateen Executive Airport.
ORBIS is a non-profit, global development organization whose mission is to decrease the rate of avoidable blindness in developing countries. ORBIS prevents and treats blindness by providing the tools, training, and technology necessary for local partners to develop their own capabilities in providing quality eye care services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable.
Commenting on this initiative, Eng. Ahmed Al Haddabi Chief Operating Officer at ADAC said “As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility programme, ADAC is committed to playing an active role in supporting such a global initiative to combat preventable blindness. ADAC will work alongside ORBIS to demonstrate its commitment to support communities and philanthropic goals, by creating awareness and exposure to the cause and its operations.” Karen Jaques, Head of Corporate Partnerships, at ORBIS said: “ORBIS is looking forward to demonstrating how our Flying Eye Hospital assists in the training of eye care teams in developing countries to Routes delegates and the local philanthropic community. ADAC’s support in hosting the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital at Al Bateen Airport is extremely generous and we are grateful for the opportunity to showcase our sight-saving work in Abu Dhabi.”
© Emirates News Agency (WAM)Jul 2012