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The power of partnerships

Last month, Sightsavers hosted the NNN meeting in Brighton.

A young boy wearing dark glasses, laughing.
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Why we need to support the eye health workforce

This World Sight Day, Sightsavers is focusing on the global acute shortage of eye health and health workers.

A women wearing a Sightsavers t-shirt stands near a river.
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Changing lives in Cameroon

Sightsavers staff travel to Cameroon to mark a milestone in the fight against river blindness: distribution of the 250 millionth Mectizan® treatment.

A group of children smiling, sitting with an adult outside a building.
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Inclusive early education in Malawi

I travelled to Malawi to visit some of Sightsavers’ programmes. Travelling with me were two British Labour MPs – Ivan Lewis and Dame Tessa

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Teachers for all

Millions of children with disabilities are currently excluded from education opportunities because of a shortage of teachers trained to support them.

A woman holding a child, smiling and standing outside a thatched dwelling.
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WASHing away blinding trachoma

This week, GET2020, the WHO-led international Alliance for Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 is meeting at the World Health Organization headquarters.

A group of people standing in a slum area in Dhaka.
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Voices of the Marginalised

This research provides a real opportunity to ensure the needs of marginalised populations are included in development initiatives such as the MDGs.

A boy washes his face to prevent the spread of trachoma infection.
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A SAFE way forward: Women, trachoma and WASH

You might be wondering why World Water Day is important for Sightsavers. It's because access to clean water and sanitation aids the prevention of blindness.

Two women and a man are carrying measuring sticks to calculate the dosage of Mectizan. Two of them are wearing high-vis tops.
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Empowering communities to make their own difference

Some 102 million people are at at risk from river blindness, with 99 per cent of cases in Africa.

The sun sets over the mountains at Nsanje Hospital, Nsanje, Malawi
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Beyond 2015: ensuring people with disabilities are not left out again

AK Dube reveals why it is vital to include people with disabilities in global development.

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