To mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Sightsavers is calling on the international community to make people with disabilities a priority in efforts to eradicate poverty.
The achievements from the first four years of the “Strengthening Sightsavers reach and impact in West Africa” 2012-2015 programme supported by Irish Aid.
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.
In response to the UK government’s ‘Leave No One Behind’ promise, Sightsavers’ Dom Haslam said “We are delighted by the UK Prime Minister’s announcement..."
Leaders from the disability and civil society sectors came together to celebrate the inclusion of disability in the Sustainable Development Goals.