ORBIS has worked in Ethiopia for over 14 years to implement a model for comprehensive rural eye care focusing on capacity building, health care technology development and advocacy to address critical gaps in eye care.
Since 2011 ESCRS has supported ORBIS to develop a Paediatric Eye-Care Centre in Gondar Hospital. ESCRS funds have gone towards training resident ophthalmologists in sub-specialites such as Paediatric Cataract and Glaucoma in order to be able to treat a wide range of paediatric eye conditions.
The latest installment of this training took place in October 2012 when ORBIS conducted a week long Hospital-Based Program in Gondar. In the video you can see ORBIS Volunteer and Paediatric Ophthalmologist Dr Donny Suh give hands-on training to Dr Mulusew, the Head of the Peadiatric Eye Care Unit at Gondar. This type of training is only possible thanks to the support of ESCRS.