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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.

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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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“All children count, but not all children are counted”

Sightsavers has signed a joint letter calling for new sources of data to ensure the global monitoring framework includes the needs of vulnerable children.

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Disability and data: how we can make progress

At an International Disability Alliance meeting in New York, Sightsavers’ Dominic Haslam shared our experience of collecting data disaggregated by disability.

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The SDGs: a massive step forward and a wake-up call

It’s the biggest week of the year for Sightsavers’ policy team, and they’ve been blogging about the run-up to the 2015 UN General Assembly in New York.

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