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Unilever and Sightsavers team up to tackle trachoma in Ethiopia

Sightsavers is teaming up with Unilever’s soap brand Lifebuoy to promote better hygiene practices as part of efforts to eliminate trachoma in Ethiopia.

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Swedish Postcode Foundation helping to tackle trachoma in Zambia

A Sightsavers project in Zambia has been awarded a grant of SEK 3 million from the Swedish Postcode Foundation to help tackle trachoma.

Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame.
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Election results announced for UN disability committee

The results of the election of nine new members to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have been announced.

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Sightsavers hosts side event at Conference of States Parties

Sightsavers is co-hosting an event at the 9th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Sightsavers advocacy advisor nominated for UN committee

Sightsavers’ Global Advocacy Advisor Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame has been chosen as Ghana’s candidate for the United Nations Expert CRPD.

From right to left Dr Astrid Bonfield CBE (Chief Executive The Trust), Prof Eka Braide (Co-Chair Nigerian NTD Steering Committee also member of Sightsavers board of trustee) and Dr Sunday Isiyaku (Sightsavers Country Director) at the lunch meeting.
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Event marks progress towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases in Nigeria

An event was hosted on 10 May an event to celebrate the progress made towards meeting the Neglected Tropical Disease elimination global targets in Nigeria.

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Eliminating trachoma within four years will cost US$1 billion

The figures were revealed at the annual meeting of the World Health Organization Alliance for Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020, held in Australia.

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Sightsavers’ question is put to candidates at the United Nations

We asked you to help get a question about disability on the agenda for discussions with the candidates for United Nations Secretary General – and it worked.

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SmartBuyGlasses partners with Sightsavers

We have teamed up with SmartBuyGlasses Optical Group so that for every pair of glasses bought throughout April, £1.50 will be donated to our appeal.

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Aid match campaign raises £7 million thanks to UK government donations

We’re really pleased to announce that Sightsavers supporters have donated a huge £3.5 million during our second UK aid match campaign at the end of 2015.

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