Ethiopia’s Flying Eye Hospital Program

Reporting Organization:Orbis Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ Unspecified
Timeframe: October 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Orbis Canada

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Ethiopia - $ 0 (100%)

Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 0

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (33.33 %)

Primary Health Care (33.33 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (33.34 %)

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When we started working in Ethiopia in 1998 the population was around 65 million. Two decades later it has nearly doubled to 105 million. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), over 1.6 million or 1.6% of the Ethiopian population is blind and 3.8 million or 3.7% live with low vision. This falls significantly above the world average of 1.2% and 3.4% respectively.

In 1998 the country had just 54 ophthalmologist, 42 of whom practiced in Addis Ababa (the capital city). There are now 140 ophthalmologists.

We have played a leading role in developing 266 primary eye care units, 10 secondary eye care units, 3 pediatric eye care centers and 6 optical workshops.

We’ve delivered more than 2.25 million eye screenings and examinations and nearly 25 million medical treatments including around 170,000 surgeries for adults and 6,000 for children.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results


Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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