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Fourteen year old year old Rachael Nakwawi demonstrate how she wash her hands and face at the Kotela Primary School in Kotela in Turkana, Northen Kenya, 30 September 2014.In Northern Kenya, the new school year has brought lessons in facewashing for children. NGO Sightsavers and UnileverÕs health soap Lifebuoy, with the support of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust), are launching an innovative hygiene behaviour change programme. This programme aims to help eliminate the blinding eye disease trachoma in Kenya. The eye disease, caused by a bacterial infection, is easily spread from person to person by unwashed hands and flies. Increased facewashing with soap in schools could not only protect the sight of people living in Kenya but also the 229 million people living in trachoma-endemic districts across the world.PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO / SIGHTSAVERS
Fourteen year old year old Rachael Nakwawi demonstrate how she wash her hands and face at the Kotela Primary School in Kotela in Turkana, Northen Kenya, 30 September 2014.In Northern Kenya, the new school year has brought lessons in facewashing for children. NGO Sightsavers and Unilever’s health soap Lifebuoy, with the support of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust), are launching an innovative hygiene behaviour change programme. This programme aims to help eliminate the blinding eye disease trachoma in Kenya. The eye disease, caused by a bacterial infection, is easily spread from person to person by unwashed hands and flies. Increased facewashing with soap in schools could not only protect the sight of people living in Kenya but also the 229 million people living in trachoma-endemic districts across the world.PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO / SIGHTSAVERS

Beating neglected tropical diseases

Sightsavers 27 August 2015

NEWS: The World Health Organization today unveiled a global plan to better integrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services with four other public health interventions. Continue reading

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Sightsavers’ photo exhibition opens at the Guardian

Sightsavers 25 August 2015

NEWS: Sightsavers' Framing Perceptions photo exhibition opened last night at the Guardian offices in London with an event attended by Baroness Verma from the UK Department for International Development. Continue reading

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British Paralympic skier urges world leaders to leave no child behind

Sightsavers 18 August 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Kelly Gallagher MBE is joining Sightsavers in calling on world leaders to ensure all children, including those with disabilities, have access to a quality education wherever they are growing up. Continue reading

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Framing Perceptions: photography exhibition at the Guardian

Sightsavers 12 August 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Ahead of its transfer to New York next month, Sightsavers' exhibition of portraits by Guardian photographer Graeme Robertson will be open for public viewing at the newspaper's London-based headquarters this August. Continue reading

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Richard Branson blogs about A Million Miracles!

Sightsavers 06 August 2015

NEWS: We’re excited that Virgin Group founder Richard Branson has been blogging about Sightsavers' A Million Miracles appeal! Continue reading

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Richard Branson’s Virgin Unite helping to carry out A Million Miracles

Sightsavers 06 August 2015

PRESS RELEASE: Virgin Unite’s support of £133,000 will focus on helping to deliver thousands of life-changing cataract surgeries in Bangladesh and Tanzania over the course of the next three years. Continue reading

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A historic day: UN post-2015 negotiations put disability on the agenda

Sightsavers 03 August 2015

NEWS: The outcome of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations at the UN stands us on the brink of history. It finally delivers a consensus that disability must be mainstreamed into development policy internationally. Continue reading

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