ORBIS receive $5 million from AIG

September 7, 2007

ORBIS International has been awarded a $5,000,000 grant from American International Group (AIG) to ensure the growth of its long-term blindness prevention programmes in the developing world.

ORBIS International has been awarded a $5,000,000 grant from American International Group (AIG) to ensure the growth of its long-term blindness prevention programmes in the developing world.

Initially the grant will be devoted to combating blindness in China, India and Vietnam by providing sustainable eye care services. Projects will focus on the practical, systemic challenges facing service providers, such as improving rural services in Vietnam, developing paediatric ophthalmology centres in India and sustaining affordable rural eye care services in western China.

By awarding this money, AIG joins founding members Alcon and FedEx in the ORBIS Alliance for Sight and is designated a Global Sponsor.

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