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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

Paralympian Taonere Banda on a beach
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Malawi's first Paralympian featured on the BBC

Malawi’s first Paralympian, Taonere Banda, has featured in a video news story on the BBC website.

Amarchand and his wife Phullobai pose for a photo inside their house in the Piriya slum of Bhopal, India.
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Amarchand’s story

Amarchand has impaired vision and mobility issues. He and his wife barely have enough money to live on, so visiting hospital wasn’t an option until Sightsavers stepped in.

Edith with Joseph, one of the Connecting the Dots students.
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Edith’s story

Over the past four years, Edith has helped 324 young people with disabilities to complete vocational training, giving them the chance to live independently.

Samuel chats on his mobile phone.
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Our agenda to ensure disability stays on the Agenda

Three of our team were in New York for the first meeting of the High-level Political Forum after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

Aminata Gueye is wearing a dark top, sitting at a desk, talking.
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Bridging eye health and inclusion

Sightsavers is known for its work on NTD elimination and eye health. Not so many people, perhaps, know we also work on social inclusion and disability rights.

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