COVID-19 response

We wanted to take a moment to outline Orbis’s response to the current public health situation. As we’re sure you can imagine we've had to rethink some of our plans for 2020. Below is an outline of how things currently stand.
面对COVID-19新型冠状病毒在全球肆虐,为了保障各个群体的安全,我们重新计划了2020年的工作,以下是最新的情况。

The Flying Eye Hospital has been grounded until the end of June. As the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners, and people we train and help are our #1 priority - we believe this is the right thing to do.
我们的首要任务是确保员工、志愿者、合作伙伴以及接受培训的人员,能够得到健康和安全的保障,于是我们决定暂停眼科飞机医院的工作至6月底。

The Flying Eye Hospital may be temporarily grounded, but our mission is not. Through Cybersight, Orbis’s award-winning telemedicine platform, we continue our work to prevent and treat blindness in a safe, socially responsible way. We are investigating ways to expand our Cybersight activity as we expect a spike in the demand for remote learning and teleconsultation services. Our in-country programs will operate within the limits of local COVID-19 restrictions, which vary by country and region.
虽然眼科飞机医院暂时停飞,但我们的工作不会因此暂停。透过奥比斯屡获殊荣的网上医疗平台Cybersight,我们将继续以安全的方法,努力预防和治疗盲疾。考虑到对远程学习和在线咨询服务的需求将会激增,我们正在研究如何扩展Cybersight

As always, we are working closely with our partners and local leaders to continually re-evaluate operations as the situation evolves. We have temporarily closed our New York office; staff are working remotely. We anticipate some delays in mail processing during this time, and ask for your understanding.
有关COVID-19新型冠状病毒的限制因国家和地区而异,我们的地区项目将在各地的限制范围内继续进行。一直以来,我们与合作伙伴和各地领导者紧密合作,随着形势的发展不断重新评估项目进展。

Finally, as a global eye health organization we wish to stress the importance of proper hygiene and sanitation in preventing the spread of disease. These topics are routinely integrated into our training programs for local eye health teams, and community education on hygiene has been critical to our success in fighting blinding trachoma in Ethiopia. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we encourage everyone to heed the advice of our partners at the World Health Organization and take basic protective measures against the virus. Orbis stands in solidarity with our global health colleagues around the world.
最后,作为一个全球眼科医疗组织,我们强调卫生的重要性,有助防止疾病传播。在各地医疗团队的培训中,我们都很着重卫生这个议题,例如在埃塞俄比亚,小区卫生教育对于我们战胜致盲性沙眼是十分重要。为了减少COVID-19的传播,我们鼓励大家听取世界卫生组织的建议,并采取基本的防护措施来预防病毒。

We applaud the frontline health workers who are operating around the clock. And we thank you, our friends and supporters, for your continued commitment to our mission.
奥比斯将与世界各地的医疗伙伴并肩作战。我们在此感谢全天候工作的前线医护人员,同样感谢各位对我们的信任和支持。

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