2014 was a big year for the “Light For the World” international NGO confederation, and topping it is the news that they have performed 50,000 cataract surgeries in 2014.
“Our goal was to do 50,000 cataract operations in all of our focus countries, for example in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, but also in northeast India and Pakistan, and I think we have succeeded. We have reached 50,000,” said Gabriela Sonnleitner, director of communications for Light for the World. “This means that 50,000 people can see again. I think we are very happy we have reached this goal.”
Working with partners and donors, the NGO has been able to save and restore eyesight, give children with disabilities access to education, and begin construction of a new clinic in Mozambique that will give two million people access to eye care.