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Photo: An overjoyed Lina is back with her family after surgery. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
An ophthalmic outreach enabled Lina Zaie to grow crops again
Symbolic photo: In 2016, we enabled more than 100,000 eye surgeries. Credit: Ulrich Eigner
Last year's successes in fully accessible PDF format
Portrait of Puja. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Through our CBR programme, Puja from Guwahati was able to finish school
Photo: CTA launch during a CEO & NGO breakfast. Credit: Will Pascall
NGOs call on governments and donors to prioritise schooling for children with disabilities
Sign language as a teaching medium in Cambodia. Credit: Peter Canton
Our Netherlands-based Lab is a space for stakeholders to come together to make disability inclusion work.
Disability-inclusive classroom in Burkina Faso
New report calls for changes to government and donor practice

2016: Six important figures at a glance

medication
10,134,553
people received medication
patients received eye care services
958,003
patients received eye care services
cataract
52,015
cataract surgeries
rehabilitation
40,431
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
28,601
trachoma surgeries
9,139
children with disabilities received school education

News

Photo: Left to right - Yetnebersh Nigussie, Dagnachew Wakene, Maggie Kern. Credit: Light for the World
Sustainable Development means disability-inclusive development!
2017-21-07
Ministerial Declaration adopted - Maggie Kern blogs from the HLPF, Part 2
Photo: Elie Bagbila gives a presentation during the inclusion training. Credit: Emmanuel Kansié
Training Partners in Inclusive Development
2017-19-07
At a training in Ouagadougou, we discussed issues and tools with our partners and networks - by Emmanuel Kansié
Logo of the Africa-EU Partnership
Disability as a cross-cutting issue in partnership talks
2017-18-07
Towards an inclusive partnership between Africa and the EU - by Steffie Neyens
Photo: Left to right - Maggie Kern, Yetnebersh Nigussie (both Light for the World), Jan Kickert (Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN). Credit: Light for the World
Drawing Attention to Inclusion at the HLPF
2017-17-07
Advocacy Officer Maggie Kern blogs from the High-Level Political Forum

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Werner Huber. Photo: Gregor Kuntscher
Werner Huber
Donor Communication

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD works as a team at eye level, and gives meaning and great pleasure to many people.

Wouter Verboon
Wouter Verboon
optometrist

What would thousands of people in developing countries be without LIGHT FOR THE WORLD reaching out to them with eye care, education and rehabilitation? I have seen myself how these people are discriminated and marginalised.

Joy Morozov. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Joy Morozov
International Alliances

Working with experts who are fighting to improve the lives of millions of children and women in the most underprivileged world is what gets me up every morning.

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