Thursday, 12 September 2013
Her Royal Highness will visit the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital in Kolkata, India where she will witness patients undergoing surgery.
Onboard, HRH will meet medical volunteers from around the world who share their skills with local eye care workers to improve eye care in local communities.
The Countess of Wessex will travel to a partner hospital, where she will met both pre- and post- operative patients and hear from local trainees.
HRH will then attend a medical training symposium where she will make a speech.
Her Royal Highness will travel on to Qatar where she will meet members of the local philanthropic community in the country in support of ORBIS’s childhood blindness initiatives in countries such as India and Bangladesh.