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September 2016

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A tribute to Sir Nicholas Fenn

Sir Nicholas Fenn, who died on 18 September 2016, was a dedicated advocate and staunch supporter of Sightsavers.

Ayuba Auta, Mectizan distributor in Bugai, stands against a wall with a dosing pole. He is wearing purple and smiling.
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Sightsavers debunks reports of river blindness risk in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Survey results invalidate claims made in the media about the possibility of fresh infection in the population or a possible outbreak of the disease.

A group of peer researchers and speakers gather at the launch of the report on Voices of the Marginalised in Tanzania.
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Tanzania ‘Voices of the Marginalised’ launch: not long to go

Speakers will talk about the importance of improving quality of life and access to services for older people, and those with disabilities.

Hauwa'u Makada sits on the floor waiting for trichasis surgery with her brothers. Her wheelchair is nearby.
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NTDs and inclusion: the importance of community participation

Sightsavers is committed to ensuring all our health programmes, including those to treat neglected tropical diseases, reach the most marginalised people.

Two Lord Mayors and two Sightsavers volunteers standing together in front of a Sightsavers stall.
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A day campaigning at Big John’s Mela

On Sunday 31 July, two of our campaign volunteers, Alicia O’Brien and Prithpal Singh Rathore, hosted a stand at Big John’s Birmingham Mela.

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The SDGs one year on – how are we doing?

Andrew Griffiths reports on the progress being made so far in meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set for the years 2015-2030.

Three women talking and laughing
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Sustainable Development Goals make progress a year after launching

Last year world leaders agreed the SDGs – a goal commitment to end poverty by 2030, by meeting economic, health, education, social and environmental needs. 

A coach training a young woman in an empty stadium.
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From the Paralympics to porridge rations: Malawi’s food crisis

Malawi has been celebrating a historic first in its sporting history, while experiencing hardship and hunger from extreme food shortages.

Taonere Banda
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Sightsavers congratulates Paralympian Taonere Banda

When Taonere Banda returns to Malawi from the Rio Paralympics today, she will be returning as a history-maker and an inspiration.

Taonere Banda and nine other competitors take their marks on the start line for the 1500m heat at the Paralympics in Rio.
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Malawi's sole Paralympian finishes fourth in 1500m heat

An incredible start in the first heat of the women’s 1500m event wasn’t enough to see Taonere Banda make it through to the final in Rio.

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