Finance and Governance


In 2022, with a global shortage of the antibiotic Zithromax required to treat trachoma infection, Orbis turned its efforts to other planned activities, ultimately exceeding these targets.

  • 60,975 screenings by eye health personnel at community outreach sites, double the annual target.
  • 1,071 training sessions for clinical staff and community representatives, exceeding our target by 2%.
  • 3,138 surgeries, to treat those at risk of immediate blindness, exceeding the target by 30%.
  • 324,873aAntibiotics distributed to the community to treat eye infections, only 15% of the annual target.

To find out more about what we achieved in 2022, read our Annual Report.

Global Strategic Plan

The Orbis 2022-2026 Strategy advances our core programming, coupled with new strategic initiatives and operational enhancements to amplify our desired impact: to increase equitable access to eye health services and improve the quality of life of the communities we work with.

Our passion and energy towards preventing and treating avoidable blindness is steadfast, but we will refine our approaches in response to the opportunities we choose to take, and the needs and priorities of our partners and the communities we work with. We will also adapt and refine our strategy as the environment changes because agile and responsive programming will be crucial to our success.

Financial Statements


Orbis Ireland confirms that our organisation complies with the Charity Regulator's Governance Code.

Orbis Ireland is governed by the Orbis Ireland Board and senior management. The Board's primary function is to agree on the policy parameters and strategic framework within which Orbis operates, to approve budgets and actions based on proposals from management and to monitor performance.

The Board meets at least four times a year. It has four standing committees: Audit and Finance; Programme Monitoring, Diversity and Governance and Fundraising

The Board is accountable to:

  • The donors, for ensuring funds donated are used effectively in pursuit of the organisation’s objectives.
  • Our programme beneficiaries in Ethiopia, for the design and implementation of effective programmes.
  • Our staff, for their welfare and safety.

Find out more about the Board of Director's

You can contact us to give feedback on any of the above by emailing us at [email protected]

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