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Mekonen Beyabeh and family Photo Credit Ulrich Eigner

World Report on Vision: a first of its kind

At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed. The WHO has launched the first World report on Vision.
Smiling child running photo credit Will Boase

Leave No Child Behind Study Published

A study led by Light for the World with its partners, supported by the Early Childhood Program of the Open Society Foundations, further identified strategic commitments to ECD as reflected in policy documents up until 2019.
light for the world staff and patients in front of eye clinic

The Inauguration of an Eye Clinic: Through the Eyes of Ilauda

See for yourself what the opening ceremony for the brand new eye clinic in Beira was like with a first-hand account from our country officer, Ilauda.
Little boy with visual impairment with his mother at new Beira eye clinic.

The Most Modern Eye Clinic in Mozambique Opens

The newest state-of-the-art Eye Clinic in Mozambique officially opened its doors on August 30th, 2019.
Stakeholder Group of Persons with Disabilities for Sustainable Development

Highlights in New York City - HLPF 2019

More than 2,000 participants from governments, civil society, academia and business attended this year's High-Level Political Forum in New York City - July 2019.
Overview of the Sustainable Development Goals

What You Need to Know About the High Level Political Forum 2019

This year the theme of the High-level political forum on sustainable development was “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.
Young child in Tanzania who has recovered his vision after cataract surgery

Child Eye Health

Visual impairment - if not detected, treated or corrected - among children can severely hinder their quality of life. One of our dreams is to ensure children have access to eye health services for generations to come.
Young girl in South Sudan with walker

World Refugee Day: Nyamith's Story

June 20th is World Refugee Day and the theme this year is to join together in solidarity with refugees. Light for the World had the opportunity to get to know and work with Nyamith Stephen (13 years old).
Yetnebersh and Marieke at NYC UN conference

Local Communities at the UN Headquarters in New York

Take a glimpse at what took place inside the UN headquarters, including a demonstration in the main entrance hall at the beginning of the conference.
Yeti, Marieke and Rupert at the COSP 2019 Photo Credit: Julian Roniger

In Focus: Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Light for the World representatives attend the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) in New York on June 11th - 13th, 2019.