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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: what you need to know

Here are our top 10 things you should know about the UNCRPD and why it’s so important in fighting global poverty

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Partnership and progress – building systems to achieve neglected tropical disease elimination

Progress has been made in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, but the community has a challenge ahead if it is to meet targets. What can be done?

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Survey shows positive results of Sightsavers programmes

A few weeks ago in February, I visited Sri Lanka for a very special event.

A health worker in Uganda tests a woman's eyes as part of a trachoma outreach camp.
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Planning the right services in the right way

A survey of avoidable blindness is taking place for the first time in northern Uganda, symbolising the start of better eye health services in the region.

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Research sleuths: how we investigate blips in our NTD elimination projects

How do we react when outcomes aren’t what we expect? The mystery of Cameroon’s Western Region sheds light on the process. 

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Health heroes: the women working to eliminate NTDs

What do Evodia, Abena and Mariama all have in common? They’re three of the millions of women in the fight against infectious diseases of poverty.

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Disrupting the patriarchy through disability rights

Women with disabilities often face double, or rather triple, discrimination: for being disabled, for being women and for being poor.

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Violence against women with disabilities

Colleagues at Sightsavers have been working on a series of blogs around gender equity, particularly focusing on women with disabilities in development.

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Rights during disasters: what about women with disabilities?

I’d like to draw attention to the rights of women during disasters.

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Meet Getty: Ghana’s nominee for the CRPD Committee

Gertrude Fefoame, Sightsavers’ Global Advocacy Advisor, has been nominated to join the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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