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June 2014

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2014: a landmark year for disability and development?

Today's announcement by the UK government will have a huge impact on many of the 800 million people living with disabilities in developing countries.

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UK government pledges to include people with disabilities in global development plans

The government has announced it will set out its commitment to ensuring that all people with disabilities living in developing countries will have a voice.

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Unintended consequences in health care

"I’ve been in Zambia these last two weeks looking at the eye healthcare system, and I’ve been reminded about the unintended consequences."

Four-year-old Arman smiles in his new dark glasses, as he's held by his father after his cataract surgery in Bangladesh.
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Vision Bangladesh project: end-of-term evaluation

The goal of the project was to eliminate avoidable blindness from Bangladesh by 2020.

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World Bank hosts river blindness summit

The summit has been organised by the World Bank’s Africa Region to celebrate the Partnership to Control River Blindness, one of the World Bank’s first health projects.

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On the road to elimination

At a summit organised by the World Bank, we’ll be celebrating 40 years of health projects now treating 100 million people a year for onchocerciasis.

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Bloggers share what their sight means to them

Inspired by Becky at babybudgeting.co.uk, bloggers are sharing what their sight means to them – to help raise awareness and donations for Sightsavers.

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Parliamentarians to UK government: make the right decision

As we await the government’s response to the call to prioritise disability within development, MPs have been urging the government to make the right choice.

Patients wait in line to take their visual acuity tests during the cataract and trachoma outreach program in Nasir, Upper Nile, South Sudan, September 2, 2013.
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Delay on government decision to prioritise people with disabilities

The government was today expected to make its decision on whether to prioritise people with disabilities in global aid, but the outcome won’t be announced immediately.

Hazrat stands with a woman and two small boys in front of a small shop in Bangladesh.
Sightsavers Reports

Hazrat’s story

Hazrat has been blind since birth, and worried about providing for his family. But after meeting others with visual impairment, he’s turned his life around.

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