Flying Eye Hospital

The Flying Eye Hospital is the world’s only mobile ophthalmic teaching hospital. It has visited various African countries including Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Cameroon and Zambia, and more trips to remote regions in Africa are planned.

Step on board

In 2011 FedEx, for the third time, donated an aeroplane to Orbis Africa, the retrofit of which was once again custom-designed to provide the best medical training and technology to health-care professionals and patients. This is the third generation Flying Eye Hospital and since the first plane took to the skies more than thirty years ago, it is estimated 30-million people with vision impairment have been helped.

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital has 22 staff, 18 volunteer pilots from FedEx and 400 volunteer hospital staffers from 23 different countries – many of whom are teaching at major medical schools around the world.

Mr Bob Ranck at the launch of the third generation Flying Eye Hospital, June 2016

President and CEO of Orbis International