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Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame smiling.
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Ghana nominates Sightsavers employee for UN disability committee

The government of Ghana has nominated Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame for a place on the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Criscent smiles after his operation.
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Jeweller Leibish & Co chooses Sightsavers as charity partner

The diamond retailer will donate a percentage of every purchase to Sightsavers, in time for a sparkling Valentine’s Day later this month.

A health worker talks to an LF patient.
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Research calls for new approach to treating neglected tropical diseases in urban areas

Research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases says distributing medication on a large scale in urban areas may not be the most effective solution.

Two surgeons dressed in scrubs prepare to carry out a cataract operation on a patient.
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Experts praise Sightsavers’ innovative funding in Cameroon

The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan will provide up to 18,000 cataract operations in the country over the next five years.

Kwaku Anim with his family in Ashanti, Ghana.
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African leaders to personally oversee progress against NTDs

African heads of state have agreed to add neglected tropical diseases to their annual scorecard on disease progress, a move described as a “game changer”.

A schoolgirl holds a tablet in her hand and smiles.
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Sightsavers named one of GiveWell’s top charities for the second year

The charity evaluator has included Sightsavers on its list of nine top charities for its work treating children for parasitic infections, known as deworming.

Professor Stephen Hawking at the Sightsavers celebration of a billion NTD treatments.
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Stephen Hawking commends his father’s role in tackling NTDs

Professor Hawking spoke at Sightsavers’ event to mark the one billionth treatment for neglected tropical diseases: watch the full video of his speech here.

A group of dancers some with walking sticks.
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Worldwide celebrations on World Disability Day

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

Professor Stephen Hawking.
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Stephen Hawking to deliver 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 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.

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