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.

People standing and clapping in a lecture theatre.
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Civil society forums are key to leaving no one behind

We’ve described Friday 25 September 2015 as an incredible and world-changing day. This was the day the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A girl holds a sign saying 'Sustainable Development Goals'.
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Participatory research and the SDGs: what is Sightsavers doing?

How community-based participatory research in our programmes is working towards implementing the 2030 Agenda.

A man with visual impairment talking on a mobile phone.
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Development through economic empowerment: further commitment by DFID to people with disabilities

Sightsavers believes that people with disabilities can lift their families out of poverty if they are given the opportunities to be financially independent.

A young male and female are standing on a dirt path.
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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.

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.

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