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Celebrating the milestones in beating NTDs at the fifth anniversary of the London Declaration

Five years ago I was one of the people that gathered together in London in a groundbreaking meeting to talk about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

A woman collects data using a mobile phone.
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In Cape Town, everybody counts

This week was the first ever UN World Data Forum in Cape Town. During three full days, experts explored how to measure progress towards the SDGs.

Art student putting finishing touches to the Inclusive Eye Health mural in Bhopal.
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Young artists get creative to promote disability inclusion

Art students in Bhopal painted striking murals along the wall of a hospital to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

A mountainous landscape in Malawi with a solo motorbike.
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A UK eyesight crisis – and how different it could have been elsewhere

Earlier this week, my mother nearly went blind. In less than a day, the pressure in one of her eyes went from the norm of 10-21mm Hg to 81 mm Hg.

Ambrose Murangira is Executive Director of the Ugandan National Association of the Deaf
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“Rather than a negative attitude, it’s a lack of awareness”

Ambrose Murangira is Executive Director of the Ugandan National Association of the Deaf and a passionate disability activist.

Mr Biharilal, who doesn't have legs, sitting in a tricycle.
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Inclusion and entertainment in Edinburgh

We were delighted to take part in this year’s Rehabilitation International World Congress, which aims to further the inclusion of people with disabilities.

A group of villagers sit on the ground under a tree during a CATCH screening camp in Mozambique.
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WHO global action plan: slowly but surely…

We ensure all our projects have an advocacy component, providing an opportunity for us to explore systemic and structural challenges that impact our work.

An audience is looking forward in a lecture room.
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Hear my Voice report launch: a huge success

Sightsavers Tanzania organised an advocacy event to launch the report ‘Hear My Voice: old age and disability are not a curse’.

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Sightsavers at the 2016 party conferences

Gaining insights at the 2016 Labour and Conservative party conferences.

Eye examinations taking place in an office.
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Localising the ‘leave no one behind’ promise in Zimbabwe

The world has agreed on 17 goals that can propel the world to the next level. But the next 15 years will have to be filled with action.

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