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July 2016

A medical coordin examines patients at an eye health camp in Tanzania.
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Tanzanian government and global partners team up to fight trachoma

A group of government departments and charitable organisations have convened to discuss joint efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma in the country.

Samuel chats on his mobile phone.
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Our agenda to ensure disability stays on the Agenda

Three of our team were in New York for the first meeting of the High-level Political Forum after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

A woman being examined for trachoma, highlighting Towards 2020, the WHO action plan supporting trachoma elimination.
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WHO releases action plan as part of push to eliminate trachoma by 2020

Learn about Towards 2020, the neglected tropical diseases action released by the WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020…

Majidul and his family being filmed by a camera crew in a hospital.
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Sightsavers’ work featured on BBC’s ‘Forces of Nature’

On Monday 25 July, Sightsavers' work will feature on BBC's ‘Forces of Nature’ at 9pm.

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WHO launches new Tropical Data initiative to build on GTMP success

The World Health Organization today launched its Tropical Data initiative to build on the successful Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP).

Aminata Gueye is wearing a dark top, sitting at a desk, talking.
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Bridging eye health and inclusion

Sightsavers is known for its work on NTD elimination and eye health. Not so many people, perhaps, know we also work on social inclusion and disability rights.

Landscape showing a town built on an area of coastline, with mountains on a peninsula in the background.
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Pamoja project research: working towards access to education for all

Sightsavers’ Pamoja education project in Kenya has started! The project has been set up to achieve access to basic education for children with disabilities.

Amina Aly
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Tanzania project aims to bring eye care to marginalised communities

Sightsavers and HelpAge International are launching a new three-year project in Tanzania funded by the Conrad N.Hilton Foundation.

Taonere Banda
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Sightsavers sponsors Malawian Paralympic hopeful

Taonere Banda is the only Malawian athlete to take part in this year’s Paralympic Games, thanks in part to Sightsavers supporters.

Anwar and his mother
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Sightsavers staff head to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro

After eleven weeks of hectic preparation, fundraising and training, we are finally off to Tanzania for what is sure to be an unforgettable adventure.