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An empty debating chamber in the UN building in New York.
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Four lessons: what we learned at the High-Level Political Forum

At the the UN’s High-Level Political Forum in New York, Sightsavers’ priority is to learn from other countries in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Anuradha Pareek, a 32-year-old lady from India, is standing in a draw way smiling.
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Engagement and participation: the keys to the SDGs

Anuradha Pareek, a disability advocate and local government councillor in Bikaner, India, delivered a speech via video to a Sightsavers event at the High-Level Political Forum in New York.

A close-up of a man working on a construction site, laying cement onto bricks to build a wall.
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Inclusion inspiration – from the construction industry?

Tracy Vaughan-Gough attended a construction-industry conference on diversity that showcased the achievements of companies that have embraced inclusion.

A picture of a brown river with trees hanging over it.
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Test and treat: tackling river blindness in Cameroon

Sightsavers is trialling an alternative strategy: rather than treating entire populations, the aim is to test residents first to see if they have the disease.

Sightsavers’ Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.
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“Some governments are still leaving the majority of us behind”

Advocacy Advisor Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame speaks at the 10th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

A group of villagers sit on the grass while waiting to be screened for eye conditions at a health centre in Uganda.
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Eye health: the community approach

The CATCH programme aims to ensure that people in trachoma-endemic areas benefit from improved health through the provision of eye care services.

Close-up of a man's face; he has a bandage over one eye.
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Eye health evidence gap maps

Sightsavers gap maps show where evidence exists, or there are ‘gaps’ in the evidence on cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and refractive error.

Pakistan delegates with the MIUSA team.
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Exchanging ideas: exploring disability policy in the US and Pakistan

Over 10 days, we were given many opportunities to meet and exchange experiences with people in relation to disability policy, legislation and advocacy.

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We’re making progress in the fight against neglected tropical diseases

Last week the spotlight was shone firmly on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The week kicked off with an announcement by UK Aid.

A group of seven men and two women standing/sitting in front of Countdown banners.
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Countdown Nigeria: A model for conducting implementation research

Investigating the cost-effective scale-up of sustainable solutions to control and eliminate the seven most common neglected tropical diseases by 2020.

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