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Trachoma patient Amadu Asama from Ghana is surrounded by her grandchildren following her successful operation.
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BBC invites Sightsavers to discuss trachoma elimination

Sightsavers Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases Simon Bush was invited onto the radio programme to talk about whether the end is in sight for trachoma.

A panel of officials sit in front of a screen at the World Health Assembly.
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WHO asked to produce World Report on Vision

Member states have called for the World Health Organization to produce a report as part of the drive to ensure universal access to eye health care.

A group of villagers sit on the grass while waiting to be screened for eye conditions at a health centre in Uganda.
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Eye health: the community approach

The CATCH programme aims to ensure that people in trachoma-endemic areas benefit from improved health through the provision of eye care services.

Close-up of a man's face; he has a bandage over one eye.
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Eye health evidence gap maps

Sightsavers gap maps show where evidence exists, or there are ‘gaps’ in the evidence on cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and refractive error.

Rahel Kasaw is sitting down outside with trees behind her. She is leaning on her hand and looking to the side. She is wearing a bright pink cardigan.
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Rahel’s story

For five years, 18-year-old Rahel was in constant discomfort and fearful of bright light. After her trachoma operation, she is able to study again.

Asha Ahmed takes her medication as part of the mass drug administration project in Darfur, Sudan.
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Bringing hope to Darfur: how mass drug administration is tackling trachoma

As a young man, my memories of Darfur are of it being one of the most beautiful areas of Sudan. Yet the situation changed quite quickly – almost overnight.

Nine-year-old Polok smiles with his mother at home after undergoing cataract removal surgery.
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Polok’s story

Thanks to the use of Facebook’s messenger tool, nine-year-old Polok from Bangladesh has regained his sight.

Arjuna Socia, 33 years old, stands outside the Kibwoona Health centre in Masindi, Uganda where she attended the Volunteer Distributor Training for Community Directed Distributors. She is smiling and wearing a pink shirt.
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Ajuna’s story

Ajuna Socia, aged 33, lives in the Bunyoro region in western Uganda, and has been volunteering as a drug distributor for the past five years.

A boy holding one pound coins
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Five ways £1 can help to save someone’s sight

The new 12-sided £1 coin is being rolled out today, and from October the old £1 coin will no longer be legal tender. So why not donate your old coins?

Sightsavers Board of Trustees chairman Martin Dinham watches a cataract operation in Mozambique.
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Seeing Sightsavers’ life-changing work in Mozambique

Martin Dinham, chairman of Sightsavers’ Board of Trustees, had the chance to see our work first-hand, including the moment a man’s sight was restored.

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