Optometrists – an essential piece of the puzzle to achieve comprehensive eye health

International Director Programmes, Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships
Organisation: Light for the World
On World Optometry Day, Sabine Rehbichler on why optometrists are an essential piece of the puzzle to achieve comprehensive eye health... Light for the World strives towards improved access to universal and comprehensive eye health in its partner countries. As all stakeholders in the field know, this is not always highest on the agenda of…

Nominations open for Her Abilities Award 2019

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Nominations are open for Her Abilities Award 2019. The global award launched in 2018 to celebrate the achievements of women with disabilities in the areas of Health & Education, Rights, Arts, Culture, and Sports. The last day to send nominations is 21 June 2019. Her Abilities, a Light for the World initiative, is inspired and…

Nominations open for Her Abilities – an award honouring women with disabilities

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Press Release: Nominations for Her Abilities, a new global award celebrating the achievements of women with disabilities in the areas of Health & Education | Rights | Arts, Culture & Sports, are open from 2nd July till 30th September. Her Abilities, a Light for the World initiative, is inspired and driven forward by Ethiopian disability activist…

Light for the World announces Her Abilities Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

On International Women’s Day 2018, Light for the World announced the launch of Her Abilities, the first global award honouring women with disabilities who have achieved greatness in their life or field of work. Inspired by being awarded The Spirit of Helen Keller Award on International Women’s Day and The Right Livelihood Award in 2017, Light for the World…

Jobs: Consultant Ophthalmologist (Burkina Faso)

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Light for the World, an international development organization specializing in disability, whose vision is to build an inclusive society where no one is left behind, is looking for a francophone consultant ophthalmologist for their programme in Burkina Faso. Deadline for Applications: 9 March Light for the World est une organisation internationale de développement spécialisée sur…

Yetnebersh Nigussie, receives 2017 ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Right Livelihood Award

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, corporates and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

Yetnebersh Nigussie, a 35 year old lawyer from Ethiopia and Light for the World’s Senior Inclusion Advisor, will be awarded The Right Livelihood Award 2017 . The Right Livelihood Award is widely referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”. She was awarded “for her inspiring work promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities allowing…

“It’s not me!” A story about Depression and Eye Health

Country Representative, Burkina Faso
Organisation: Light for the World

On World Health Day, Elie Bagbile, Country Representative of Burkina Faso for Light for the World recounts a story close to his heart, highlighting the role of their Community-based Rehabilitation programme. Tonton Dieudonné was an exceptional teacher, very respectful and much respected, known by everybody in the community for his strong commitment to the Catholic…