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Sightsavers appeal in Nigeria. Galadi, a village close to the border with Niger, 2 hours drive from Gusau, Zamfara state.Locals distribute drugs provided by Sightsavers door-to-door.
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Sightsavers-led project aims to distribute 110 million NTD treatments in Nigeria

Sightsavers is leading an ambitious project to help eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases in Nigeria.

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Collaboration with the WASH sector is key

We think about the challenges of working in the field of infectious diseases and how working alongside those in the water sector could improve impacts.

Close up of a young girl with trachoma.
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How universal health coverage can help eliminate trachoma

Imagine this: your child comes home from school one day with itchy, sticky eyes. What do you do? You take them to your local clinic to make sure they’re OK.

Peter Joseph lying on a bed in the men's ward after having had cataract operations, performed by Dr Gerald, one of Malawi's few eye surgeons. Nsanje Hospital, Nsanje, Malawi. Peter's son January (right) cycled him 12 hours to get to the hospital.
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Sightsavers welcomes new WHO report focus

The report places a strong focus on what is needed to deliver the ambitious 2020 NTD Roadmap Targets.

A child having their eyes tested
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Sightsavers project featured on BBC News

Sightsavers’ trachoma mapping work, which is supported by the Department For International Development (DFID), has been included an article on BBC News.

A community distributor holding a dose pole.
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The power of partnerships

Last month, Sightsavers hosted the NNN meeting in Brighton.

A patient undergoes surgery for trachoma in Zambia.
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Neglected tropical diseases: policy brief

In this policy brief, Sightsavers outlines an integrated approach to tackling neglected tropical diseases, including the Global Trachoma Mapping Project.

A man gathers fresh water at a new well.
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WASHing away blinding trachoma

A report outlining how challenges of trachoma, access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and poverty are mutually reinforcing.

A boy washes his face to prevent the spread of trachoma infection.
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A SAFE way forward: Women, trachoma and WASH

You might be wondering why World Water Day is important for Sightsavers. It's because access to clean water and sanitation aids the prevention of blindness.

Two women and a man are carrying measuring sticks to calculate the dosage of Mectizan. Two of them are wearing high-vis tops.
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Empowering communities to make their own difference

Some 102 million people are at at risk from river blindness, with 99 per cent of cases in Africa.

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