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Bill and Melinda Gates: trachoma and river blindness will be eliminated by 2030

Bill and Melinda Gates have said that by 2030, diseases including trachoma and river blindness will be consigned to the history books.

Sightsavers' staff smile for a photo together.
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Aid match boosts appeal total to £9.7 million so far

Sightsavers’ A Million Miracles appeal, which aims to provide a million sight-saving surgeries in three years, has raised more than £4.8 million.

A girl from Africa.
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Ed Miliband tells students: ‘Campaigns change the world’

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.

Two boys in Malawi smile and laugh as they ride a motorbike in front of a group of their friends.
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Sightsavers helps to launch Action/2015 movement for a fairer, safer world

The movement calls on world leaders to commit to ambitious agreements on poverty, inequality and climate change.

Ten year old Absa Kâ is recieving her dose of Zithromax which will prevent trachoma for a year.
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Sightsavers backs Gates’ bet on disease elimination by 2030

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.

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Universal Health Coverage could change millions of lives

Today is the inaugural Universal Health Coverage Day, highlighting the fact that around one billion people don’t have access to health care services.

A photo from the Sightsavers Framing Perceptions exhibition by Graeme Robertson, showing a smiling man standing at the doorway of a home in India.
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Sightsavers to host photography exhibition at London’s Oxo Tower

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.

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Bill passed to enshrine 0.7% aid target in law

This afternoon the bill to enshrine in law the UK government's 0.7% Gross National Income target for our international aid budget, passed its third reading.

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Celebrities put themselves in the picture to support Sightsavers’ campaign

Paralympic Kelly Gallagher and Gaz Coombes from Supergrass have been photographed by Rankin to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities today.

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Sightsavers hails publication of DFID’s disability framework

Responding to DFID’s Disability Framework, Sightsavers’ Dominic Haslam said that it will make programmes accessible to people with disabilities.

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