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IDDC and Light for the World launch IE financing newsletter
Teaser Pic: World Disability Day 2017
32 million children with disabilities are still out of school
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

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

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Roundtable: Increasing Resilience
2017-13-12
Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women with Disabilities
Photo: Dancer Cindy from Mozambique has conquered the stage in her wheelchair. Credit: EIFODEC
12 Faces, 12 Successes in 2017: Cindy
2017-11-12
Cindy from Bolivia has found her calling on stage
Photo: Participants of the Human Resources for Eye Health Workshop in Ouagadougou, 23/11/2017. Credit: Light for the World
Human Resources for Eye Health
2017-06-12
Workshop for the elaboration of a Human Resource Plan for Eye Health (HReH) in Burkina Faso
Photo: Dr. Chabane Amisse is one of five scholarship holders who are determined to make Mozambique's resident eye health care system sustainable
12 faces, 12 successes in 2017: Dr. Chabane Pilalle Amisse
2017-06-12
Scholarship holder Dr. Amisse will contribute to laying the foundations for sustainable eye care in Mozambique

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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.

Emmanuel Sawadogo
Emmanuel Sawadogo
Eye Health Programme Officer, Burkina Faso

I believe that everyone has a contribution to make to the welfare of all and towards a just and inclusive society. Working with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is being part of a winning team.

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