Bill and Melinda Gates have said that by 2030, diseases including trachoma and river blindness will be consigned to the history books.
Sightsavers’ A Million Miracles appeal, which aims to provide a million sight-saving surgeries in three years, has raised more than £4.8 million.
Sightsavers’ call to world leaders to end inequality for marginalised people was echoed by Ed Miliband at a speech given to young people in London.
The movement calls on world leaders to commit to ambitious agreements on poverty, inequality and climate change.
Today’s publication of Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter includes a rallying call to the international development community to eliminate four NTDs by 2030.
Today is the inaugural Universal Health Coverage Day, highlighting the fact that around one billion people don’t have access to health care services.
Sightsavers is hosting a photo exhibition at the Oxo Tower in London showcasing portraits showing the impact of inclusion and exclusion in Uganda and India.
Paralympic Kelly Gallagher and Gaz Coombes from Supergrass have been photographed by Rankin to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities today.
Responding to DFID’s Disability Framework, Sightsavers’ Dominic Haslam said that it will make programmes accessible to people with disabilities.