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Two female health workers wearing face veils distribute trachoma treatments in Yemen.
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First treatments for trachoma distributed in Yemen

A team of more than 4,000 volunteers, most of them women, went door to door through 273 remote villages to distribute medication to treat the potentially blinding disease.

A group of six children sit on the floor, some have glasses and all of them are smiling.
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Eye health groups call for urgent action to prevent blindness

Sightsavers and five other organisations have issued an open letter that aims to put pressure on Commonwealth governments, ahead of next week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

The United Nations building in New York.
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Seventeen women nominated for UN disability committee

A call for better gender representation and geographical spread in the United Nations disability committee has seen 17 women from six continents put forward for election in 2018.

Caroline Harper speaks at TED2018.
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Sightsavers CEO gives TED Talk outlining plan to eliminate trachoma

During her talk in Vancouver on 11 April, Caroline Harper urged philanthropists to support the newly launched Audacious Project, which could help to eliminate the disease.

Trichiasis patient Maryam Abubakar after trachoma surgery, with a patch on her eye.
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Sightsavers celebrates collaboration to tackle trachoma

To mark World Health Day on Saturday 7 April, Sightsavers is celebrating work being done to eliminate trachoma – a huge success story in global health.

The Sightsavers team on stage at the HCL ceremony.
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Sightsavers India wins prestigious award for its inclusive education programme

More than 3,300 NGOs applied for the HCL Grant, which supports organisations that help to transform rural India through sustainable development.

Professor Stephen Hawking.
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A tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018

Professor Hawking, one of the world's greatest scientists, will be remembered for advancing our understanding of the universe and how it came to be.

A group of smiling children in a classroom in Uganda.
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Eye health groups call on Commonwealth governments to commit to protecting sight

Six leading organisations have come together under the banner ‘Vision for the Commonwealth’ to ask Commonwealth leaders to bring eye care to all.

Ferdousi smiles as she touches her brother's face.
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Bengali TV show shares Sightsavers’ success stories

The weekly programme, called ‘Shopno Dekhe Chokh’ (‘Eyes See the Dream’), tells the stories of people whose vision has been restored in Bangladesh.

Lord Chartres meets beneficiaries of the Trachoma Initiative.
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Former Bishop of London praises Uganda’s progress in fighting trachoma

The Right Rev Richard Chartres visited the Iganga district in the east of the country, where he saw work taking place to eliminate the blinding disease.

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