The government of Ghana has nominated Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame for a place on the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The diamond retailer will donate a percentage of every purchase to Sightsavers, in time for a sparkling Valentine’s Day later this month.
Research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases says distributing medication on a large scale in urban areas may not be the most effective solution.
The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan will provide up to 18,000 cataract operations in the country over the next five years.
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”.
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 Hawking spoke at Sightsavers’ event to mark the one billionth treatment for neglected tropical diseases: watch the full video of his speech here.
The physicist will lead global celebrations to mark the one billionth treatment that Sightsavers and partners have delivered to tackle NTDs.
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.