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The road to elimination: three stories from Mali

Last March, five regions in Mali were given ground-breaking news that would change the future of their communities.

Mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba checks his mobile phone.
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Boubacar’s story

Sightsavers’ mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba travels by motorbike to some of the most remote regions in Mali to perform surgery in the field.

A close-up of mobile surgeon Boubacar Fomba checking his mobile phone.
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Combating trachoma with a mobile phone

Mobile phones are being used to help eliminate blinding trachoma in Mali. Take a look at our new mHealth project in action.

Typing on phone with woman's eye being checked in the background.
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Sightsavers’ trachoma mapping project ahead of schedule

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project, which aims to find out where trachoma is most prevalent, is poised to hit its two-year target nine months early. 

A woman is given sunglasses following cataract surgery in Kenya.
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Promoting quality ophthalmology in East Africa project: end-of-term evaluation

This five-year intervention was funded by the European Union and co-funded by international NGOs led by Sightsavers.

Kachiemeri school children in class.
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Kachiemeri primary school

Sightsavers has been working for the past year to improve sanitation facilities at Kachiemeri primary school in Kenya to prevent the spread of trachoma.

A woman hugging her infant daughter.
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How your donations changed lives in 2013

In 2013, working with our partners, we provided life-changing treatments, surgeries and support to more than 106 million people in developing countries.

Trichiasis patient Agnes John Milanzi at home the day after surgery. One of her young sons sits in the background.
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Improving healthcare for all

On 10 July, Lynne Featherstone MP will be giving evidence to the UK Parliamentary Committee inquiry into health system strengthening.

A lady's eye being examined by a man wearing white latex gloves.
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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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