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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."

A community distributor holding a dose pole.
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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.

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