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Mekonen Beyabeh and family Photo Credit Ulrich Eigner
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.
Yeti, Marieke and Rupert at the COSP 2019 Photo Credit: Julian Roniger
Light for the World representatives attend the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which is taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 11th - 13th, 2019.
Opthalmologist checking a patient's eye
A partnership between the Islamic Development Bank and Light for the World aims to put an end to avoidable blindness in 10 African countries.
woman on a wheelchair. Text next to her says SDG 5 Gender Equality
With the Her Abilities Award, Light for the World wants to contribute to the theme of SDG 5 and put the achievements of women with disabilities at centre-stage. The nomination deadline is around the corner.
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
young child receiving medication
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are affecting 1.5 billion people globally and from those affected 40% are living in Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these diseases are affecting the poorest and hardest to reach communities in Africa.

2018: Six important figures at a glance

Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases icon
16,286,999
Number of treatments given to fight Neglected Tropical Diseases
Number of people reached icon
1,209,978
Number of people reached
Eye surgeries performed icon
89,280
Eye surgeries performed
Persons with disabilities who received rehab wheelchair icon
34,696
Persons with disabilities who received rehabilitation
Livelihood icon
24,212
Livelihood and empowerment activities
children with disabilities who received an education book icon
12,953
Children with disabilities who received an education

Testimonials

Emmanuel Sawadogo
Emmanuel Sawadogo
Eye Health Programme Officer, Burkina Faso

I believe that everyone has a contribution to make to the welfare of all and towards a just and inclusive society. Working with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is being part of a winning team.

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Yetnebersh Nigussie
Senior Inclusion Officer

Working with LIGHT FOR THE WORLD means that my 99 abilities are valued and recognised - despite my one disability.

Ronald Boef
Ronald Boef
Ambassador, top-10 blind golf players in the world

I realise that I am privileged compared to other people with a visual impairment. I had the chance to make my dreams come true. Peers in developing countries deserve the same opportunities.

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