IFP Donates to Nonprofit Organization ORBIS

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London, UK | December 13, 2013– As the holiday season approaches and we get into the spirit of giving back, IFP has made a companywide donation to ORBIS International, a non-profit organization that works in developing countries to save sight.

IFP, the content services division of Advanced Inflight Alliance AG, has a long-standing relationship with ORBIS to support the organization’s mission.

Walé Adepoju, COO of Advanced Inflight Alliance AG, commented: “ORBIS does amazing work in helping cure blindness in developing countries and we’re proud to continue to support their cause. 285 million people in the world are visually impaired, and eighty percent of the world’s visually impaired suffer from conditions that are avoidable or curable but go untreated due to lack of access to quality eye care. ORBIS, which is most famous for its flying eye hospital, the world’s only airborne ophthalmic training facility, is a charity that several of our staff and companies independently support and promote.”

Florence Branchu, ORBIS Corporate Partnerships Manager, added: “The ongoing support of IFP will enable ORBIS to provide much needed eye care in some of the most under-served regions. The generosity of IFP has led to a total donation of £16,306.93 since 2010 (including this year’s donation) which could help us treat 65,227 children with antibiotics that fight trachoma a painful and blinding eye condition or could buy cataract surgery kits for 2038 cataract operations.”

“The aviation sector is a firm supporter of the sight-saving work of ORBIS and its Flying Eye Hospital, and with the next generation ‘hospital with wings’ launching next year this support is as gratefully received as ever,” continued Branchu.

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