BMJ Christmas charity appeal: Orbis’s Flying Eye Hospital—going places where other charities often can’t
11 Jan, 17 | by BMJ
I think if I wasn’t an anaesthetist, I would have liked to have been a pilot. There are a lot of similarities between the two: in terms of responsibility, and that it’s a practical, science based role. My job and my interest in aviation combine perfectly through the charity I volunteer for, Orbis, which fights avoidable blindness across the world, with its in-country programmes and unique Flying Eye Hospital. I first became involved with them because I respect their ethos and their values. I like that they focus on education and building strength, not dependency.
Blindness is an area where people can make a real difference to the needless suffering of millions of people. more…