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Surgeon, Boubacar Fomb, leans over and examines a lady, Assetou Diakite, using a light, shining into her eye. The surgeon is wearing green and the patient is wearing a matching red top and headscarf.
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WHO says global plans to eliminate NTDs will cost $750 million a year

The WHO report also looks at a wider campaign for universal health coverage, making sure everyone who needs healthcare can access it affordably.

Sightsavers from the field

Reaching out to remote communities

Sightsavers’ Julia Strong visits an eye health outreach project in Tanzania that’s making a huge difference to people in remote communities.

A woman has her bandages removed after undergoing trachoma surgery in Kenya.
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Trachoma control project in Marsabit, Kenya: evaluation reports

Since April 2011, Sightsavers have been implementing a Trachoma Control Project with Comic Relief funding of £700,000 in Marsabit, Kenya.

Ten year old Absa Kâ is recieving her dose of Zithromax which will prevent trachoma for a year.
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Sightsavers backs Gates’ bet on disease elimination by 2030

Today’s publication of Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter includes a rallying call to the international development community to eliminate four NTDs by 2030.

A women has a bandage over one eye.
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Improving behaviours around face washing and environmental sanitation

JHUCCP was given a grant by Sightsavers to investigate how best to improve facewashing and sanitation to prevent trachoma. Here are the findings.

Three women standing together with a group of men in the background.
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History in the making: the launch of the Malawi Trachoma Elimination Programme

16 October was an exciting day for the people of Kasungu District in Malawi. They witnessed the launch of the Malawi Trachoma Elimination Programme.

Close up photo of an older woman.
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NTDs and disability: time for new thinking

I recently attended the NNN (NTD (neglected tropical disease) NGDO network) annual meeting, taking place this year in Paris.

A photo of someone's hands on a piece of paper with braille on it.
Sightsavers Reports

iReflect on Social Inclusion

A review of Sightsavers’ organisation-wide process to develop a global strategy on social inclusion aligned to strategies in eye health and education.

Drugs being distributed to locals in Nigeria
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Milestone moment for 0.7% UK aid target

A law has been put in place to ensure that the UK meets the global obligation of earmarking 0.7 per cent of its GDP for international development projects.

A man standing next to a long stick used for determining medicine doses.
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On the road to elimination

At a summit organised by the World Bank, we’ll be celebrating 40 years of health projects now treating 100 million people a year for onchocerciasis.

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