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Logo:Global Disability Summit 2018. Credit: DfID
More than 700 delegates to discuss aspects of disability inclusion at London summit
Key Visual: Her Abilities Award. Credit: Licht für die Welt / PKP BBDO
Nominations for Light for the World's new award start today
Photo: The Wilson family lost their son Charles Abui to Nodding Syndrome. Credit: Julia Gunther
Nodding Syndrome stunts growth, impairs cognition, causes epileptic seizures
Photo collage: empowered women with disabilities. Credit: Light for the World
Light for the World announces first global award honouring achievements of women with disabilties
Photo:Robert Ssewagude, Light for the World beneficiary, Tanzania. Credit: Light for the World
The East Africa Disability Fund awards £2.1 million of funding to six organisations
Photo: Light for the World's Senior Inclusion Advisor, Yetnebersh Nigussie, has been awarded the Right Livelihood Award 2017. Credit: Studio Casagrande
Our Ethiopian colleague receives prestigious award

2015: Six important figures at a glance

medication
10,134,553
people received medication
eye consultation
1,123,116
eye consultations
cataract
50,863
cataract surgeries
rehabilitation
46,911
children with disabilities reached in rehabilitation programmes
26.185 trachoma surgeries
26,270
trachoma surgeries
7,812
children with disabilities received school education

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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.

Marion Draxler. Credit: Gregor Kuntscher
Marion Draxler
Communications & PR Manager

The fantastic working environment at LIGHT FOR THE WORLD motivates me every single day.

Josef Stockreiter
Josef Stockreiter
Donor

I know that LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is using my donation in an efficient manner to combat preventable blindness.

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