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A girl in Senegal is measured with a dose pole to find out how much medication she needs to take, as part of a mass drug administration campaign to prevent the spread of trachoma.
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WHO announces progress on trachoma elimination

In 2016, 85 million people were treated with an antibiotic to protect against trachoma, according to new data from the World Health Organization.

A montage of runners after they have finished a race.
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More than 900 runners take part in ‘virtual race’ in aid of Sightsavers

Running enthusiasts from around the world have raised $5,000 (£3,800) for Sightsavers by taking part in a virtual race online.

A girl standing in front of writing that says welcome to class
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Sightsavers awarded Independent Research Organisation status

The organisation is one of the only international non-governmental organisations to hold this status in the UK.

Andrew Wissler
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Gaming enthusiast raises $12,000 for Sightsavers by completing game blindfolded

Andrew Wissler has raised $12,000 (£9,260) for Sightsavers by completing ‘The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’ while wearing a blindfold.

An ophthalmic surgeon carries out an eye examination on a man at an eye clinic in The Gambia.
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Sightsavers honoured by West African health ministries

Sightsavers has received an award from the West African Health Organisation for its work to improve health centres and train eye health workers.

A young boy in Bangladesh having his eyes tested.
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Bangladesh quadruples its eye care budget

The government of Bangladesh has set aside BDT828 million (£7.9 million) to spend on eye care by 2021 – four times higher than the previous budget.

Saidi points at an image in a book with his father.
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Saidi’s story

Saidi’s cataracts were stopping him from going to school. Donate today and you could help more children like Saidi get an education.

Asha plays in a tree outside her home with another child from her village.
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Asha’s story

Asha was bullied by other children because of her cataracts. But a straightforward operation restored her sight, her confidence and her hope for the future.

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.

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