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"In Asia Pacific, there are 370 million persons with disabilities, 238 million of them of working age. Their unemployment rate is usually double that of the general population and often as high as 80% or more" - Debra A Perry ‘Disability issues in the employment and social protection, 2002 (sourced in the UN Enable Factsheet on Disability & Employment, 2011)
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Dr Heiko Philippin

Ophthalmologist, Tanzania

Dr Heiko Philippin ©CBM
German ophthalmologist Dr Heiko Philippin has worked for CBM since 2007, starting in the eye clinic in Sabatia Hospital, Western Kenya, from where he ran mobile eye clinics around Kenya and trained local eye specialists.

Since November 2009, Dr Philippin has worked at the 'Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre' in Moshi, Tanzania.

Prior to joining CBM in 2006 Dr. Philippin worked at the University Eye Clinic in Freiburg, Germany.

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