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Unintended consequences in health care

"I’ve been in Zambia these last two weeks looking at the eye healthcare system, and I’ve been reminded about the unintended consequences."

Four-year-old Arman smiles in his new dark glasses, as he's held by his father after his cataract surgery in Bangladesh.
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Vision Bangladesh project: end-of-term evaluation

The goal of the project was to eliminate avoidable blindness from Bangladesh by 2020.

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World Bank hosts river blindness summit

The summit has been organised by the World Bank’s Africa Region to celebrate the Partnership to Control River Blindness, one of the World Bank’s first health projects.

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Bloggers share what their sight means to them

Inspired by Becky at babybudgeting.co.uk, bloggers are sharing what their sight means to them – to help raise awareness and donations for Sightsavers.

Joanna Lumley stands besides Arif, outside infront of green plants.
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Arif's story

Joanna Lumley travelled to Bangladesh in 2005, where she watched as five-year-old Arif saw his mother for the first time after having his cataracts removed.

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Neema’s story

Neema and her family live in Tanzania, and were taught about the importance of face washing to control the impact and spread of trachoma.

A boyhas his eyes examined by a health worker in Senegal.
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Post Health for Peace Initiative in West Africa: end-of-term evaluation

This project was implemented in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and the Gambia, and aimed to establish good-quality, accessible and affordable eye care services.

Mamadou wears maroon robe with a white cap and his daughter Rougiatou Bah wears a leopard print headscarf. Mamadou is holding his daughter in his arms.
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Mamadou’s story

River blindness can steal sight and threaten social inclusion, but treatment with Mectizan® can save communities.

Lorraine leans over and speaks into a microphone. She has headphones on and is wearing a dark top.

Sightsavers’ Radio 4 appeal to air this Sunday

Lorraine Kelly will be on the air talking about how a quick operation can make a difference to someone suffering from the blinding disease trachoma.

A blind man is helped across a river by his wife.
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Baroness announces government’s aid-match boost during visit to Sightsavers office

International Development Minister, Baroness Northover, announced that the UK government will double the amount raised by Sightsavers' latest appeal.

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