Orbis and Partnering Foundation Grant Patient’s One Wish
One Wish tells the life-changing story of Hoa, a Vietnamese girl whose strabismus—a condition which can eventually lead to blindness—was not only negatively affecting her vision, but her confidence at school. Things changed for Hoa after receiving surgery through Orbis’s “Improving the Quality and Availability of Pediatric Eye Care Services in Northern Vietnam” project, a three-year project supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Today, Hoa excels in school without fear of being teased or further losing her vision.
With the SNF’s support, Orbis is training Vietnamese doctors, nurses and other eye health professionals in pediatric eye care, and treating thousands of children like Hoa in the Northern Vietnamese provinces of Ha Nam and Phu Tho. Learn more about Orbis’s successes in Vietnam and how you can be a part of the solution.