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Ambrose Murangira is Executive Director of the Ugandan National Association of the Deaf
Sightsavers blog

“Rather than a negative attitude, it’s a lack of awareness”

Ambrose Murangira is Executive Director of the Ugandan National Association of the Deaf and a passionate disability activist.

Taonere and George
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Malawi's first Paralympian tells us her story

Taonere Banda created history in Rio this year by being the first and only Malawian to compete in the Paralympics.

Women smiling at camera, holding plate with omelette
Sightsavers Reports

Connecting the Dots: Investing in youth with disabilities in Uganda, end-term project evaluation 

An evaluation of the EU-funded Connecting the Dots project run by Sightsavers in Uganda completed in August 2016.

Henry attends an inclusive school.
Sightsavers Reports

Henry’s story

An inclusive school project for blind children in Sierra Leone has boosted Henry’s confidence: his ambition is to become a politician and change his country.

Jenneh stands with a group of people outside her school.
Sightsavers Reports

Jenneh’s story

Jenneh is 15 and is doing well in school. But for a blind teenage girl living in Sierra Leone, just being able to attend school is a huge achievement.

An audience is looking forward in a lecture room.
Sightsavers blog

Hear my Voice report launch: a huge success

Sightsavers Tanzania organised an advocacy event to launch the report ‘Hear My Voice: old age and disability are not a curse’.

An elderly man crouching down. highlighting the challenges of old age and disability in Tanzania.
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Research reveals discrimination around old age and disability in Tanzania

A new report reveals that older people and those with disabilities in Tanzania face discrimination when accessing education and health services.

Eye examinations taking place in an office.
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Localising the ‘leave no one behind’ promise in Zimbabwe

The world has agreed on 17 goals that can propel the world to the next level. But the next 15 years will have to be filled with action.

A group of peer researchers and speakers gather at the launch of the report on Voices of the Marginalised in Tanzania.
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Tanzania ‘Voices of the Marginalised’ launch: not long to go

Speakers will talk about the importance of improving quality of life and access to services for older people, and those with disabilities.

Hauwa'u Makada sits on the floor waiting for trichasis surgery with her brothers. Her wheelchair is nearby.
Sightsavers blog

NTDs and inclusion: the importance of community participation

Sightsavers is committed to ensuring all our health programmes, including those to treat neglected tropical diseases, reach the most marginalised people.

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