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“The message that we want to say through this radio programme is that people with disabilities have to take part in the electoral process.”
Robert Oyono is Cameroon’s first senator with a disability, and is calling for people with disabilities to be included in the political process.
“I didn’t know that disabled people have the right to vote. I didn’t know if it was for a certain class and a certain age.”
“People have a lot of misconceptions about blind women. They think that people with visual impairments cannot do anything at all.”
“I think if there is a wide mobilisation of the vote among disabled people, it can change things in our country.”
Poligarpo, from Mozambique, had lost his independence after being blinded by cataracts. But a straightforward operation restored his vision and gave him his life back.
In June 2018 Ghana officially became trachoma-free, showing how your kind donations make a real difference.
With your support, we're determined to eliminate trachoma in Tanzania by 2020, saving sight and transforming lives.
Gladys Atto is an everyday hero, saving sight and building long-term eye health services in Uganda. She’s one of the talented cataract surgeons whose training you’ve supported.
In Pakistan, we work with disabled people’s organisations to ensure our new eye health programme is inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities.
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