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Professor Stephen Hawking.
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Stephen Hawking to deliver keynote speech at Sightsavers celebration

The physicist will lead global celebrations to mark the one billionth treatment that Sightsavers and partners have delivered to tackle NTDs.

A group of dancers some with walking sticks.

Worldwide celebrations on World Disability Day

Around the world, people have been celebrating 3 December, the International Day of People with Disabilities.

A young girl raising her hand in a busy classroom.
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Sightsavers welcomes UK announcement of global disability summit

The UK government will hold a disability summit in July 2018, as part of a push to ensure people with disabilities are included in global development.

The leaders of disability self-help groups in Bangladesh pose for a photo.
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New alliance in Bangladesh promotes disability-inclusive development

The alliance, inaugurated in Dhaka, promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities as part of the country’s implementation of the Global Goals.

7 year old Dorcas is standing outside, smiling. She is the one billionth treatment beneficiary.
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Sightsavers and partners celebrate delivering a billion NTD treatments

The billionth treatment was administered on Thursday 16 November to a seven-year-old girl named Dorcas, who was at risk of NTDs in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Abia Akram.
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New trustees join Sightsavers’ UK board

The new board members are epidemiologist Professor Christopher Whitty, disability advocate Abia Akram and political economist Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi.

A photo of the four members of Sightsavers' Supporter Care team
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Sightsavers is named top charity for customer service

For the second year in a row, Sightsavers has been named top charity in the Top 50 Companies for Customer Service Awards.

A lady is sitting using a sewing machine in a dark room.
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Funding boost for Sightsavers’ disability employment project in Uganda

The Connecting the Dots project has been awarded almost £200,000 by the Big Lottery Fund to continue empowering young people with disabilities.

A view of the photo exhibition, with the London skyline in the background.
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Sightsavers hosts photo exhibition on London’s South Bank

Photographs of Sightsavers’ work in Pakistan, taken by Andrew McConnell, are on show at the More London Riverside development near Tower Bridge.

Boys sit in a classroom.
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Mali government and USAID praise Sightsavers’ inclusive education programme

More than 250 children with visual impairments will go to primary school in Mali as the result of a Sightsavers pilot being run in six schools.

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