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Children in northern Nigeria wait to receive medication as part of a mass drug distribution programme to treat NTDs.
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Sightsavers’ Nigeria Country Director elected to key NTD role

Dr Sunday Isiyaku will lead the non-governmental development organisation coalition for neglected tropical diseases and eye health in Nigeria.

Gertrude Fefoame
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Sightsavers’ advocacy work strides forward

Sightsavers has received recognition from the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) for its advocacy work on disability inclusion.

A young boy holds out his hand which has a pill in it. He is smiling and standing outside.
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IZUMI Foundation funding supports Liberia to tackle blinding NTDs

Sightsavers has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Foundation for its work in Liberia to eliminate river blindness and lymphatic filariasis.

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UN Secretary-General says disability-inclusive development must be “enhanced priority”

Antonio Guterres’ statement came in answer to a question raised at a United Nations Association UK by Harriet Ngendanabo, a Sightsavers campaigner based in Uganda.

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Sightsavers’ petition asks UK parties to commit to inclusive global aid

Sightsavers’ campaign has launched a petition calling on UK political parties to make disability-inclusive aid a promise ahead of the election.

A boy with visual impairments sits in a classroom reading braille.
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Sightsavers joins call to invest in disability-inclusive education

Sightsavers has joined more than 40 leading NGOs to call for governments and donors to invest in education for children with disabilities.

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Sightsavers named as charity partner for Asian Media Awards

The annual event celebrates media professionals in the Asian and mainstream media who highlight issues affecting race relations and human rights.

Simon Peter Otoyo
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International media highlight Sightsavers’ work

Sightsavers’ efforts to eliminate NTDs and support people with disabilities to live independent lives were featured in internationally influential media.

A trainer in Uganda shows a student how to use a measuring stick to calculate drug dosages.
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WHO shows progress made on eliminating neglected tropical diseases

The number of people at risk from neglected tropical diseases has fallen by 20 per cent in the past five years, according to WHO.

A close-up of a girl's hands as she reads from a braille document.
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New guide paves the way for thousands more accessible books

A guide that explains how to solve the legal challenges of producing books in accessible formats has recently been published by the World Blind Union.

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