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February 2015

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0.7% aid target is enshrined in law

Sightsavers has applauded the final vote on the International Development Bill, which will enshrine in law the UK government’s commitment to overseas aid.

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Draft SDGs document promises to leave no one behind

The Discussion Document for Declaration, drafted in New York last week, states: “Poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing our world... No one will be left behind.”

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Early childhood education in Malawi for children with visual impairments

Dr Paul Lynch from the University of Birmingham discusses an childhood development training programme in Malawi for families with children who have visual impairments.

Three children lean over a wall and fill yellow containers with water from a tap.
Sightsavers Reports

Kenya Marsabit Trachoma Control Programme: end-of-term evaluation

Since April 2011, we have been running a trachoma control project with Comic Relief funding in Marsabit, focusing on the scale-up of the SAFE strategy.

Four men sitting at a table at the Beyond 2020 discussion event.
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Experts convene in London to discuss how to eliminate NTDs

Experts from the health, pharmaceutical and NGO sectors joined a round-table event in London to discuss working together to eliminate NTDs.

A boy smiles and is embraced by his father after having his dressings removed following eye surgery in Bangladesh.
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Strengthen national capacities on paediatric ophthalmology in Bangladesh: end-of-term evaluation

The project aimed to train paediatric ophthalmic teams, improve leadership and management, and establish a paediatric outpatient department.

Surgeon, Boubacar Fomb, leans over and examines a lady, Assetou Diakite, using a light, shining into her eye. The surgeon is wearing green and the patient is wearing a matching red top and headscarf.
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WHO says global plans to eliminate NTDs will cost $750 million a year

The WHO report also looks at a wider campaign for universal health coverage, making sure everyone who needs healthcare can access it affordably.

Sightsavers from the field

Reaching out to remote communities

Sightsavers’ Julia Strong visits an eye health outreach project in Tanzania that’s making a huge difference to people in remote communities.

Anuradha Pareek.
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Disability campaigner elected to local government in Bikaner, India

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

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Take up a fundraising challenge for Sightsavers

There’s still plenty of opportunity to set yourself a challenge and raise money to change lives.

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