Orbis Africa was established in 2010, and has its head office in Cape Town, South Africa.  Orbis Africa is part of Orbis International. As one of the leading members of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), Orbis is known for its prevention and treatment strategies against avoidable blindness.

The ultimate goal of Orbis Africa’s work is to preserve or restore the sight of people living in highly impoverished communities in Africa. We strengthen eye health systems from community through primary, secondary and tertiary levels and raise awareness to make sure that services are used by the target beneficiaries in the countries where we work.

We work with local partners throughout Africa to develop their capacity for accessible, high quality, sustainable eye health services for all, regardless of their ability to pay.


It is estimated that around 100,000 adults and children in and around Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé, are blind or visually impaired.


More than one million Ethiopians are blind, and close to three million have low vision…


It is estimated that more than 9 000 children are blind, between 50 to 70 percent of the cases being avoidable.

South Africa

There are approximately six ophthalmologists serving every million South Africans.


Zambia is one of the most impoverished countries in the world, with 78% of its almost 17-million population living in poverty.

Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda

Human Resources for Health are the cornerstone to any successful health system.

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