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Students practice using measuring sticks to calculate drug dosages in Masindi, Uganda.
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Momentum is growing in the battle against NTDs, but we cannot be complacent

Sightsavers’ Simon Bush says that as we draw closer to eliminating NTDs, this next chapter will be our most challenging – yet also the most rewarding.

Seven-year-old Dorcas celebrates with the villagers after receiving her treatment for NTDs.
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Partnership: the key to eliminating neglected tropical diseases

Dr Philip Downs, Sightsavers Technical Director for NTDs, explains how working together will help us tackle these debilitating diseases for good.

A cataract patient is led into hospital by a doctor in Mozambique.
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Inclusive eye health in Mozambique: an exciting new beginning

Andrea Pregel shares his experiences of planning Sightsavers’ new initiative in Nampula, which will provide free eye care to thousands of people.

Three women sat outside talking.
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Keeping up political momentum on disability and development

By hosting a summit, the UK government is committing to making disability-inclusive development a global priority. We must make sure this political momentum is not lost.

A riverbed with green bushes and trees at its edges.
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How field surveys can help us fight trachoma

In February 2017, Sightsavers supported our partners with the ambitious task of conducting field surveys for trachoma in Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi.

A street in an urban slum in Lahore.
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Going where the need is greatest: eye care in Lahore, Pakistan

It’s vitally important to investigate and address eye health disparities in urban areas, says Sightsavers' Guillaume Trotignon.

11-year-old Pouk Sreyneth smiles while wearing her new glasses.
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Glasses: a simple way to make learning easier for many children

Many children struggle at school because of poor vision. Sightsavers’ SHIP project trained teachers to carry out eye screening, and provided glasses for children who needed them.

A girl is washing her hands under a yellow container.
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Lessons from Uganda: how educating communities about hygiene can help to combat trachoma

Trachoma is easily transmitted from person to person, so good hygiene is vital to prevent the disease spreading.

The EYElliance delegation, including Sightsavers’ Imran Khan, meet President Sirleaf in Monrovia in July 2017.
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The challenges facing health and education in Liberia

In 2013 a devastating Ebola outbreak decimated Liberia's already fragile healthcare system. Yet during this period, Sightsavers continued to operate.

A group of trichiasis patients sit outside the health centre in Mwase village.
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From flash floods to lion attacks: all in a day’s work in Zambia

Sightsavers’ Julia Strong travelled to Zambia to see how the trachoma elimination project is helping local communities and restoring people’s sight.

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