My Experience with Orbis International and the Flying Eye Hospital in Ethiopia

  • Jibat G. Soboka Haramaya University
  • Omar Salamanca Orbis International New York, USA; Service of Ophthalmology, Grupo de Investigación Visión y Salud Ocular, VISOC, Universidad  del Valle. Cali, Colombia.
  • Alana Calise Orbis International, New York, USA
Keywords: Orbis, Flying Eye Hospital

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Published
2021-01-11
How to Cite
Soboka, J. G., Salamanca, O., & Calise, A. (2021). My Experience with Orbis International and the Flying Eye Hospital in Ethiopia. International Journal of Medical Students, 9(1), 68-70. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2021.848
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Experience