Disability rights

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

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.
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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.

Two Lord Mayors and two Sightsavers volunteers standing together in front of a Sightsavers stall.
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A day campaigning at Big John’s Mela

On Sunday 31 July, two of our campaign volunteers, Alicia O’Brien and Prithpal Singh Rathore, hosted a stand at Big John’s Birmingham Mela.

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The SDGs one year on – how are we doing?

Andrew Griffiths reports on the progress being made so far in meeting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set for the years 2015-2030.

A coach training a young woman in an empty stadium.
Sightsavers from the field

From the Paralympics to porridge rations: Malawi’s food crisis

Malawi has been celebrating a historic first in its sporting history, while experiencing hardship and hunger from extreme food shortages.

Taonere Banda

Sightsavers congratulates Paralympian Taonere Banda

When Taonere Banda returns to Malawi from the Rio Paralympics today, she will be returning as a history-maker and an inspiration.

Taonere Banda and nine other competitors take their marks on the start line for the 1500m heat at the Paralympics in Rio.

Malawi's sole Paralympian finishes fourth in 1500m heat

An incredible start in the first heat of the women’s 1500m event wasn’t enough to see Taonere Banda make it through to the final in Rio.

Taonere Banda

Malawi’s first Paralympic hopeful lands in Rio

Sightsavers-supported Paralympic hopeful Taonere Banda has touched down safely in Rio ahead of the opening ceremony.

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