Rajab Abdawa (10), holds a ball and is surrounded by other children..
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How a radio drama in Malawi is raising awareness of albinism

Radio was chosen to educate teachers, children and local communities as it is more readily accessible, reaching even remote, rural areas.

Children learn with braille boards and pins.
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Pre-primary schooling of children with blindness and visual impairment

Unlocking the door for pre-primary schooling of children with visual impairment. Smriti Lama is seven years old and school ambassador for cleanliness.

A older man is looking a wall, with lots of photographs of family on it. He is pointing to one photograph and smiling.
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Changing perceptions about living with blindness through positive role models

Our experience clearly tells us that blind people largely exist in the fringes of our community. Being blind is not the problem, it is the understanding.

A young boy has his eyes examined by a woman using ophthalmic equipment.
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Improving the quality of cataract surgery using mentorship

Cataracts is the leading cause of blindness worldwide, but up to one in four patients in low-income countries have poor vision after cataract surgery.

A women has a bandage over one eye.
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Improving behaviours around face washing and environmental sanitation

JHUCCP was given a grant by Sightsavers to investigate how best to improve facewashing and sanitation to prevent trachoma. Here are the findings.

Sisters Awa and Arame Ndiaye sit next to each other, both of them are smiling.
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How universal health coverage could change the lives of millions

Each year, an estimated 150 million people are impoverished because of high health care costs, and 100 million people are pushed into poverty.

A young man smiling, holding a pair of crutches.
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A vision of disability-inclusive development

Sightsavers has been involved in thinking about what replaces the Millennium Development Goals when they expire next year.

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Reaching out to children with disabilities in remote areas

Early intervention is crucial in mitigating and preventing developmental disabilities.

A female teacher is standing at the front of a classroom teaching, many school children are looking at her.
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Informing discussions on data and disability

How can lessons from our programmes inform discussions on data and disability? Data is a hot topic in development, with many discussions on its potential.

Close up photo of an older woman.
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NTDs and disability: time for new thinking

I recently attended the NNN (NTD (neglected tropical disease) NGDO network) annual meeting, taking place this year in Paris.

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