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Why Community-Based Rehabilitation? And how does it work?
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Litsy, a student with Light for the World's partner FASSIV, wants to become a famous painter
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Light for the World announces first global award honouring achievements of women with disabilties
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Changing lives at community level
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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

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Photo: RAISE training Graduates at Shillong, North East India, 25 April 2018. Credit: Light for the World
RAISE: Inclusive Education Teacher training
2018-25-04
Key teacher graduation in Shillong marks milestone for inclusive education in North East India
Photo: The Wilson family lost their son Charles Abui to Nodding Syndrome. Credit: Julia Gunther
Enigmatic illness adds to the burden of the South Sudanese civil war
2018-17-04
Nodding Syndrome stunts growth, impairs cognition, causes epileptic seizures
Photo: Young ophthalmologist screening patients at an outreach in Ethiopia, 2016. Credit: Ulrich Eigner / Light for the World
How to make healthcare truly inclusive
2018-06-04
When does “healthcare for all” mean just that?
Photo: The Hyderabad conference on evidence in disability and health brought together researchers and activists.
Evidence in Global Disability and Health
2018-25-03
Hyderabad conference brought together researchers, doctors, fieldworkers, and activists

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