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Our agenda to ensure disability stays on the Agenda

Three of our team were in New York for the first meeting of the High-level Political Forum after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

Aminata Gueye is wearing a dark top, sitting at a desk, talking.
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Bridging eye health and inclusion

Sightsavers is known for its work on NTD elimination and eye health. Not so many people, perhaps, know we also work on social inclusion and disability rights.

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Pamoja project research: working towards access to education for all

Sightsavers’ Pamoja education project in Kenya has started! The project has been set up to achieve access to basic education for children with disabilities.

Anwar and his mother
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Sightsavers staff head to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro

After eleven weeks of hectic preparation, fundraising and training, we are finally off to Tanzania for what is sure to be an unforgettable adventure.

An image of hundreds of people sat in a room at the UN.
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What’s the Conference of States Parties all about?

Countries who ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and are committed to implementing it attend the Conference.

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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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