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Today is a ‘transformational moment’ for the world’s most vulnerable people as 0.7% aid target is enshrined in law

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They heard us in New York!

Sightsavers 27 February 2015

Sightsavers is pleased to see that a draft document on which the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals will be based has committed to leaving no one behind in the fight against extreme poverty – but we’d like to see it go fur Continue reading

Four men sitting at a table at the Beyond 2020 discussion event.

Fighting neglected diseases now and beyond 2020

Sightsavers 20 February 2015

A roundtable event held today in London brought together experts across fields including health, pharmaceuticals and NGOs to discuss working together towards the elimination of neglected tropical diseases. Continue reading

A man in hospital scrubs examines a woman's eyes.

Next steps in eliminating neglected diseases

Sightsavers 19 February 2015

A report launched today by the World Health Organization has said it will take US$750 million per year to keep on track with global plans to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. Continue reading

Anuradha wearing a wreath of flowers around her neck, surrounded by members of the disabled people's organisation.

A big win for Bikaner

Sightsavers 12 February 2015

Anuradha Pareek, who featured in our Framing Perceptions photo exhibition, has been elected to local government in Bikaner, India! Continue reading

Two women, one wearing bandages over her eyes.

Reaching out to remote communities

Sightsavers 05 February 2015

Trachoma, Rachel tells us, is a big problem in Kisarawe District. The combination of cost, location and lack of resources make accessing straightforward treatment, well, not always straightforward. Continue reading

A young woman in a Sightsavers vest by a bunch of Sightsavers balloons.

Take up a fundraising challenge for Sightsavers!

Sightsavers 02 February 2015

There's plenty of opportunity to set yourself a challenge and raise money to change lives! Continue reading

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Recommendations to the UN Session on the Post-2015 Political Declaration

01 February 2015

Sightsavers welcomed the UN Discussion Document for Declaration last week at the UN during the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations. Continue reading

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