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Research reveals discrimination around old age and disability in Tanzania

A new report reveals that older people and those with disabilities in Tanzania face discrimination when accessing education and health services.

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Sightsavers project in Nigeria awarded US$50,000 grant

The grant will have a big impact on the future of communities in Kebbi State in Nigeria and enable Sightsavers to get one step closer to eliminating NTDs.

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Sightsavers programme changes lives in Mozambique

One of our programmes, Coordinated Approach to Community Health, has been changing lives in Mozambique by providing eye health care to remote communities.

Sightsavers President HRH Princess Alexandra at the Neglected Tropical Diseases NGDO Network (NNN) conference partnership reception
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Princess Alexandra visits Washington for NTDs conference

Sightsavers President HRH Princess Alexandra was at the Neglected Tropical Diseases NGDO Network to celebrate the progress made in the treatment of NTDs.

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A tribute to Sir Nicholas Fenn

Sir Nicholas Fenn, who died on 18 September 2016, was a dedicated advocate and staunch supporter of Sightsavers.

Ayuba Auta, Mectizan distributor in Bugai, stands against a wall with a dosing pole. He is wearing purple and smiling.
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Sightsavers debunks reports of river blindness risk in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Survey results invalidate claims made in the media about the possibility of fresh infection in the population or a possible outbreak of the disease.

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Sustainable Development Goals make progress a year after launching

Last year world leaders agreed the SDGs – a goal commitment to end poverty by 2030, by meeting economic, health, education, social and environmental needs. 

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Sightsavers congratulates Paralympian Taonere Banda

When Taonere Banda returns to Malawi from the Rio Paralympics today, she will be returning as a history-maker and an inspiration.

Taonere Banda and nine other competitors take their marks on the start line for the 1500m heat at the Paralympics in Rio.
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Malawi's sole Paralympian finishes fourth in 1500m heat

An incredible start in the first heat of the women’s 1500m event wasn’t enough to see Taonere Banda make it through to the final in Rio.

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Malawi’s first Paralympic hopeful lands in Rio

Sightsavers-supported Paralympic hopeful Taonere Banda has touched down safely in Rio ahead of the opening ceremony.

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