Polling station sign
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Two days to go until the UK general election

When you cast your vote, you’ll be having a direct impact on how the country looks over the next five years.

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Social enterprise in India

People in developing countries often don't have access to basic health services or medicines, but Coca-Cola can be bought even in remote corners of Africa.

Nacel sits in a dark room with her hand resting on a table.
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In the beginning, there was 2015…

If you’re reading this, the chances are you’ve heard of the Post-2015 discussions – at what will replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire.

A man and lady are sat outside. The lady has a small boy on his lap. Sitting next to the man is a young boy.
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Early childhood education in Malawi for children with visual impairments

Dr Paul Lynch from the University of Birmingham discusses an childhood development training programme in Malawi for families with children who have visual impairments.

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.

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