On 10 July, Lynne Featherstone MP will be giving evidence to the UK Parliamentary Committee inquiry into health system strengthening.
"I’ve been in Zambia these last two weeks looking at the eye healthcare system, and I’ve been reminded about the unintended consequences."
The goal of the project was to eliminate avoidable blindness from Bangladesh by 2020.
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.
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 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.
Neema and her family live in Tanzania, and were taught about the importance of face washing to control the impact and spread of trachoma.
This project was implemented in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and the Gambia, and aimed to establish good-quality, accessible and affordable eye care services.
River blindness can steal sight and threaten social inclusion, but treatment with Mectizan® can save communities.
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.
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