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Collaboration with the WASH sector is key

We think about the challenges of working in the field of infectious diseases and how working alongside those in the water sector could improve impacts.

Close up of a young girl with trachoma.
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How universal health coverage can help eliminate trachoma

Imagine this: your child comes home from school one day with itchy, sticky eyes. What do you do? You take them to your local clinic to make sure they’re OK.

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The international development data revolution

People with disabilities are not benefitting from the Millennium Development Goals and are currently excluded from international development plans.

A woman with visual impairment stands beside a river as a group of men carry out their work gathering rubbish from the river.
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A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for disability inclusion

Earlier this week we witnessed the final evidence session of the International Development Select Committee’s inquiry into disability and development.

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Strong health systems: will they ever be more than a pipe dream?

This week I’ve been attending the WHO’s 136th Executive Board meeting.

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Times appeal: changing lives in Kenya

In the third and final post in our series, Sightsavers’ Freya Paleit visits our programmes in Kenya.

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Times appeal: saving sight in Senegal

In the second of three posts, Julie Jenner reports on her visit to our programmes in Senegal.

Group doing jazz hands into camera.
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Times appeal: tackling trachoma in Ghana

In the first of our series of blogs Julie Jenner visits our programmes in Ghana.

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Put disability in the picture

Across the world, people with disabilities are being excluded from development work. At least, we think they are – but no one bothers to count them.

A teenage boy wearing dark glasses smiling and sitting a a desk in a classroom.
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We can also make change

"If you have a strong livelihood or access to resources you are generally less vulnerable to the impacts of a hazard than someone who does not."

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