The Countess of Wessex is undertaking a visit to India and Qatar

Published 01 August 2013

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex is undertaking a visit to India and Qatar in support of sight-saving charity ORBIS from Tuesday 17th-Tuesday 24th September.

The Countess 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 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.

The Countess 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.

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