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Orbis providing eye care among Rohingyas

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Health Desk--09 May, 2018: Orbis International has been providing eye care services to Myanmar nationals at refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar.

Chief of Program of the organisation Dr Danny Haddad said this after interacting with patients during an official visit to an eye-screening camp at Balukhali in Ukhiya upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday.

‘Orbis’s eye care service is restoring vision of both adult and children in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, he said.

Dr. Danny Haddad was accompanied by his colleagues, Clare Szalay Timbo, senior program manager of Asia region, Dr Munir Ahmed, country director of Orbis International Bangladesh, MM Sirajul Islam, general secretary of Cox’s Bazar Baitush Sharaf Hospital, and Yuddha Dhoj Sapkota, regional coordinator of South East Asia of International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, and Jerry Vincent, consultant to Seva Foundation, Cox’s Bazar.

Orbis started its journey in Bangladesh in 1985 with the Flying Eye Hospital Program which aimed at reducing avoidable blindness.