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Dr. Geoffrey Wabulembo - Credit: Light for the World

Global eye health expert Dr. Wabulembo joins Light for the World

Light for the World is delighted to welcome Dr. Geoffrey Wabulembo as our new Medical Director for Eye Health and NTDs!
Wendabo am Weg zur Schule - Credit: Gregor Kuntscher

Success stories 2019

2019 was a challenging year for human rights, civil society and development cooperation that saw record numbers of people moving in search of safety and protection in many of our partner countries. Nonetheless, we were able to increase our impact.
Yetnebersh Nigussie with pupils Credit: Light for the World

The Missing Majority: Leadership of Women with Disabilities

Today is the 3rd of December, International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The official theme reminds us that this day is about “Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership.”
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.
Abdou Nourou aus Burkina Faso - Credit: LIGHT FOR THE WORLD

This Universal Children’s Day, help all kids with disabilities get a good start in life!

Research “Leave No Child Behind” reveals, governments are falling short on their commitments to protect millions of children with a disability around the world. Read Nourou's story.
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.