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April 2014

Sightsavers Reports

Neema’s story

Neema and her family live in Tanzania, and were taught about the importance of face washing to control the impact and spread of trachoma.

A boyhas his eyes examined by a health worker in Senegal.
Sightsavers Reports

Post Health for Peace Initiative in West Africa: end-of-term evaluation

This project was implemented in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and the Gambia, and aimed to establish good-quality, accessible and affordable eye care services.

Samuel chats on his mobile phone.
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Samuel’s story

Samuel Brassay is a sharp, intelligent 37-year-old who wants to be a lawyer. But he is blind, meaning the odds are stacked against him.

Young boy sitting on bed holding onto crutches smiling happily.
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Celebrities support Sightsavers’ Put Us in the Picture campaign

We’re excited with how our Put Us in the Picture campaign’s been going so far, with many celebrities also pledging their support.

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Sightsavers launches Change.org petition

Sightsavers has launched a petition to gain support for our Put Us in the Picture campaign.

A group of smiling children in Malawi.
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Report calls for disability to be prioritised in fight against global poverty

A landmark report that supports Sightsavers’ Put Us in the Picture campaign has been published by the International Development Select Committee.

Mamadou wears maroon robe with a white cap and his daughter Rougiatou Bah wears a leopard print headscarf. Mamadou is holding his daughter in his arms.
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Mamadou’s story

River blindness can steal sight and threaten social inclusion, but treatment with Mectizan® can save communities.