Saving sight in Vietnam

August 2017 │ Vietnam

In May, Orbis launched the first Flying Eye Hospital programme of the year in Can Tho, Vietnam. Eight volunteers from Deutsche Bank Ho Chi Minh traveled to Can Tho and served as interpreters and counsellors. This is the fourth year that Deutsche Bank has supported Orbis financially as well as with volunteers.

“Volunteering with Orbis as part of Deutsche Bank’s programme was a wonderful experience. I was an interpreter during patient-surgeon consultations and helped out with logistics,” said a volunteer.



This partnership reflects Deutsche Bank’s continued commitment to the Vietnamese community in a year when it celebrates its 25th anniversary in the country. Throughout the two week programme in Can Tho, 214 patients were screened, 60 underwent surgery, and 109 local eye care professionals were trained in six ophthalmology sub-specialities.


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