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A tribute to Sir Nicholas Fenn

Sir Nicholas Fenn, who died on 18 September 2016, was a dedicated advocate and staunch supporter of Sightsavers.

Ayuba Auta, Mectizan distributor in Bugai, stands against a wall with a dosing pole. He is wearing purple and smiling.
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Sightsavers debunks reports of river blindness risk in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Survey results invalidate claims made in the media about the possibility of fresh infection in the population or a possible outbreak of the disease.

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Sustainable Development Goals make progress a year after launching

Last year world leaders agreed the SDGs – a goal commitment to end poverty by 2030, by meeting economic, health, education, social and environmental needs. 

A close up of a woman stands and talks in the middle of a group of people.
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UK aid: The right support is vital in the fight against global poverty

The future of the UK government’s commitment to development aid rests in the hands of the Department for International Development.

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Tom takes on a survival challenge

Nine-year-old Tom Whincup, from Tewkesbury, is preparing to hike across Gloucestershire to raise money for charities including Sightsavers.

Little Zonobia sits outside her home with a bandage on one eye.
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Zonobia’s story

Five-year-old Zonobia suffered from trachoma, which caused her eyelashes to turn in and scrape on her eyes. But a straightforward operation saved her sight.

A medical coordin examines patients at an eye health camp in Tanzania.
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Tanzanian government and global partners team up to fight trachoma

A group of government departments and charitable organisations have convened to discuss joint efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma in the country.

A woman being examined for trachoma, highlighting Towards 2020, the WHO action plan supporting trachoma elimination.
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WHO releases action plan as part of push to eliminate trachoma by 2020

Learn about Towards 2020, the neglected tropical diseases action released by the WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020…

Majidul and his family being filmed by a camera crew in a hospital.
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Sightsavers’ work featured on BBC’s ‘Forces of Nature’

On Monday 25 July, Sightsavers' work will feature on BBC's ‘Forces of Nature’ at 9pm.

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WHO launches new Tropical Data initiative to build on GTMP success

The World Health Organization today launched its Tropical Data initiative to build on the successful Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP).

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