For the past few months we’ve been working with Orbis international to create this amazing virtual tour of their Flying Eye Hospital.
Photographing the Flying Eye Hospital
We were lucky enough to travel out to Sacramento California to photograph their new Boeing MD10 Flying Eye Hospital. The MD10, donated by Fedex, has replaced the previous DC10 aircraft that they had in service.
Most importantly if you want to find out more about Orbis here is a link to their website.
Worldwide 285 million people are either blind or suffer from low vision with 80% suffering from preventable or treatable conditions. However one of the fantastic ways Orbis is reducing preventable and treatable blindness is with their Flying Eye Hospital. A plane and state of the art eye hospital, enables travel to some of the worlds remotest and poorest areas. The team help treat those they can and in the process train local medical professionals to continue their work. Most importantly the Orbis International MD10 plane is not just a flying eye hospital it’s a flying eye university. Consequently leaving behind new teams, new skills and new hope on it’s continuing worldwide journey.
Viewing the Orbis virtual tour
A phone, computer or VR headset will provide access to The Flying Eye Hospital VR Virtual Tour. Furthermore its voiced by Oscar-nominated actor Djimon Hounsou.
Djimon is known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as Gladiator, Blood Diamond and Armistad. In addition Orbis announced Djimon as their Continental Ambassador for Africa in June 2016.
“What I appreciate most is that Orbis has a direct impact on people’s lives – impact not only felt by those successfully operated on and given the gift of sight, but also the trained practitioners, empowered with the skills to continue serving their communities. This is a cause worth advocating for and just the type of organisation that the world needs to support,” says Hounsou.