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For the first time ever, data on people with disabilities will be collected by the Ministry of Health in Mozambique.
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Did you miss the Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities? Sound complicated? It doesn’t have to be - here’s our five main take-aways from the global platform for disability rights.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of billions, and it has reminded us of our interdependency around the world. We are grateful for our strong programme partnerships which have endured the toughest of external challenges.
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Her Abilities Award winner, educational leader and author Bernice Adekeye Oyeleke has written a powerful poem. In it, she reflects on her experiences of deafness and exclusion and shares her vision of an inclusive society: "with all hands on deck, we stand united for inclusion".
People in Mozambique - including women and children -- queue in ankle deep, muddy water for support, following repeated cyclones, storms and floods
This World Environment Day we look at the impact the climate crisis is having on eye health; and the urgent role Light for the World & our partners have to play.
Two women, one of them carrying a sleeping baby on her back, in front of a waiting line at a hospital in Burkina Faso
The World Health Assembly has just adopted a resolution called "The highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities", aiming to turn the right to inclusive healthcare into reality. In this Q&A, Light for the World asks our experts for their take.

Our top successes in 2019

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Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
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Number of people reached
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Eye surgeries performed
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Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
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Livelihood and empowerment activities
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Children with disabilities who received an education


Martin Ledolter
Martin Ledolter
CEO Austrian Development Agency

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD has been instrumental in establishing and promoting inclusion as an integral part of development cooperation.

Magdalena Scharl
Magdalena Scharl
Peer-adviser, BIZEPS

What I particularly like about LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is their appreciation of diversity and above all their real effort to be inclusive at all stages from planning to implementation of programmes.

Francois Carbonez
Francois Carbonez
Policy Officer

At LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, we have a lot of expertise. But collaborating with others like the IDDC gives us a dimension we could never reach on our own.

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