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Leading the way to inclusive eye health that leaves no one behind

We have been working hard to make sure our general eye health programmes are inclusive of people with disabilities.

A group of five elderly people on Bhopal. All are sitting on the floor smiling, while wearing spectacles.
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Counting the difference: what did we learn in Bhopal?

Emma Jolley travelled to Bhopal to revisit the disability disaggregation pilot happening there and take stock of what we have learned in the past year.

Hamza Kamuna, from Uganda, is blind and has been out of school for more than two years
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Time to make exclusion history: how inclusive development could bring global change

Yesterday was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

A lady named Miriam sits on the ground outside in Malawi, with the children of the Dawn Centre around her.
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Exciting times ahead: improving the world for people with disabilities

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Every year, around 3 December, I get excited to celebrate this day.

Two adults and a young female stand infront of a house.
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Indicators of progress: measuring efforts in tackling diseases of poverty

People in poverty today are disadvantaged in multiple ways, from a lack of access to health care and education to inadequate housing and poor sanitation.

Close up of a woman smiling sitting outside.
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How can we leave no one behind in health?

The Sustainable Development Goals were agreed at the UN by 193 member states, and the new international agenda that we’ve been working towards is now set.

Hilbret is sitting on a wooden chair outside. A health worker is leaning over her head, examining her eyes. She has a child sitting on her lap.
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Mapping marginalised communities: The Global Trachoma Mapping Project

The opportunity for global transformation heralded by the unanimous adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last month is vast.

A young girl leans over a barrel of water, with Sightsavers' logo on it. She is washing her face outside with soapy water.
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WASH and NTDs finally make it official

The World Health Organization has committed to support collaboration between WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and NTDs (neglected tropical diseases).

A visually impaired man and a woman holding hands as they walk outside.
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Imagination in the making: the inclusion of disability in the SDGs

Leaders from the disability and civil society sectors came together to celebrate the inclusion of disability in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Two girls with visual impairments smile as they embrace each other.
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“The participation of marginalised people is imperative”

The Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York featured two speeches on the importance of disability inclusion in achieving the goals.

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