Eye care everywhere: women and girls

Women are four times more likely to be affected by blinding trachoma compared to men. Since 2020, Orbis Ireland has provided 5,847 surgeries, among which 70% were for women and girls.

Globally, 1.1 billion people live with vision loss, including blindness. Women and girls make up 55% of these people – that’s 112 million more women than men.

Through our long-term country programs, Flying Eye Hospital projects and online Cybersight training and mentoring we are improving the quality of eye care available to women and girls around the world.

Make a Difference Today

Support us in providing 114 eye surgeries to women and girls in southern Ethiopia this March.

In Ethiopia, more women and girls are waiting to receive sight-saving care! Your donation of €15 can help deliver healthy vision for women like Obito.

Watch this short film about two incredible Ethiopian women who received treatment from Orbis

We are dedicated to the fight for the elimination of trachoma and utilise a gender focused campaign to ensure those who are most at risk and affected, women and children, are prioritised.

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Help Women & Girls in Ethiopia Today

Hanna Addisalem and Mirtu Trachoma Impact Survey Dilla Ethiopia 2022


Ethiopia 2019 c Z Abubeker Yeshiemebet Abebe TT surgeon in her operating room smile portrait


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