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December 2014

The paper registers used to collect data on disability.
Sightsavers Reports

Disability disaggregation of data: baseline report

A report on the initial steps undertaken to include disaggregation of data by disability in two projects in Tanzania and India.

A women has a bandage over one eye.
Sightsavers blog
Blogs / NTDs /

Improving behaviours around face washing and environmental sanitation

JHUCCP was given a grant by Sightsavers to investigate how best to improve facewashing and sanitation to prevent trachoma. Here are the findings.

A surgeon inspecting a patient's eyes
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Universal Health Coverage could change millions of lives

Today is the inaugural Universal Health Coverage Day, highlighting the fact that around one billion people don’t have access to health care services.

A photo from the Sightsavers Framing Perceptions exhibition by Graeme Robertson, showing a smiling man standing at the doorway of a home in India.
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Sightsavers to host photography exhibition at London’s Oxo Tower

Sightsavers is hosting a photo exhibition at the Oxo Tower in London showcasing portraits showing the impact of inclusion and exclusion in Uganda and India.

Sisters Awa and Arame Ndiaye sit next to each other, both of them are smiling.
Sightsavers blog

How universal health coverage could change the lives of millions

Each year, an estimated 150 million people are impoverished because of high health care costs, and 100 million people are pushed into poverty.

A teacher writing on a blackboard in front of a group of children.
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Bill passed to enshrine 0.7% aid target in law

This afternoon the bill to enshrine in law the UK government's 0.7% Gross National Income target for our international aid budget, passed its third reading.

Gaz Coombes in a photo frame
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Celebrities put themselves in the picture to support Sightsavers’ campaign

Paralympic Kelly Gallagher and Gaz Coombes from Supergrass have been photographed by Rankin to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities today.

A girl having her eyes checked
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Sightsavers hails publication of DFID’s disability framework

Responding to DFID’s Disability Framework, Sightsavers’ Dominic Haslam said that it will make programmes accessible to people with disabilities.

A woman in New Delhi, India, laughs as she stands on the street in front of a truck.
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Put Us in the Picture campaign marks its first anniversary

Wednesday 3 December 2014 marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and a year since Sightsavers launched its Put Us in the Picture campaign.

A young man smiling, holding a pair of crutches.
Sightsavers blog

A vision of disability-inclusive development

Sightsavers has been involved in thinking about what replaces the Millennium Development Goals when they expire next year.

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