Flying Eye Hospital

We talk about an airplane traveling across the globe to help train ophthalmologists and treat patients on this episode of 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'
December 19, 2017, 11:40pm

On The VICE Guide to Right Now, VICE's daily podcast, we delve into the biggest news of the day and give you a rundown of the stories we're reading, working on, and fascinated with.

Today we zip through the major headlines before discussing the "flying eye hospital": a plane equipped with operating rooms, hospital staff, and state-of-the-art medical equipment that jets across the globe to administer eye care. In each country it visits—a list largely made up of developing nations with poor access to eye care—doctors aboard the plane help train local ophthalmologists, making an impact on each destination the plane hits.

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