ADAC to host ORBIS Flying Hospital during Abu Dhabi Routes
posted | Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) will host the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital during Routes 2012, which takes place from September 29 to October 2, 2012 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The converted DC-10 aircraft and reportedly the world’s only ophthalmic surgical and training hospital with wings will be displayed and available for invited tours at Al Bateen Executive Airport.
ORBIS is a non-profit, global development organisation whose mission is to eradicate preventable blindness in developing countries. The organisation provides the tools, training and technology necessary for local partners to develop and provide eye-care services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable, thus assisting to prevent and treat blindness.
“As part of its CSR programme, ADAC
is committed to playing an active role in supporting such a global initiative to combat preventable blindness,” said COO, ADAC, Ahmed Al Haddabi. “ADAC
will work alongside ORBIS which demonstrate its commitment to support communities and philanthropic goals, by creating awareness and exposure to the cause and its operations.”
Head of corporate partnerships, ORBIS, Karen Jaques added: “ORBIS is looking forward to demonstrating how our Flying Eye Hospital assists in the training of eye care teams in developing countries to Routes delegates and the local philanthropic community. ADAC’s
support in hosting the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital at Al Bateen Airport is extremely generous, and we are grateful for opportunity to showcase our sight-saving work in Abu Dhabi.”