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June 2015

Jon Snow stands, talking infront of a Uniting to Combat NTD banner. His hands are open and in front of him as he talks.
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NTD programmes named as a strong investment opportunity

A report released today emphasises the huge health and economic benefits of investing in programmes treating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

A close up photo of a lady having her examined by someone wearing white latex gloves.
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Live webcast to launch progress report on NTDs

The Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases collective launches a report with a live webcast from the Natural History Museum in London.

Nazondani Mologeni, 76, having her eyes checked by OCO Harold Malinda.
Sightsavers Reports

Advancing Healthy Communities in East Africa: end-of-term evaluation

The programme aimed to increase access to eye health services and to reduce the cataract surgical backlog in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

A group of residents in Kolkata, dressed in colourful clothing.
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Kolkata Urban Comprehensive Eye Care Programme: end-of-term evaluation

This project was developed to reduce avoidable blindness in Kolkata, especially among vulnerable women and children living in urban slum areas.

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Trachoma mapping completed in Sudan

The Sightsavers-led Global Trachoma Mapping Project, which aims to determine worldwide prevalence of trachoma, has completed its mapping in Sudan.

A small child receives his annual dose of Zithromax to protect him from trachoma/
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Countdown to UN Sustainable Development Goals: indications are exclusion is set to continue

Following the publication of the Zero draft of the SDGs, concerns are raised that goals and targets for people with disabilities will not be delivered.

Arjuna Socia stands outside the Kibwoona Health centre in Masindi, Uganda.
Sightsavers Reports

Elimination of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis

Sightsavers' work on onchocerciasis has been integrated with lymphatic filariasis. This ten year strategic plan now covers both diseases.