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UK government pledges to include people with disabilities in global development plans

The government has announced it will set out its commitment to ensuring that all people with disabilities living in developing countries will have a voice.

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World Bank hosts river blindness summit

The summit has been organised by the World Bank’s Africa Region to celebrate the Partnership to Control River Blindness, one of the World Bank’s first health projects.

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Bloggers share what their sight means to them

Inspired by Becky at babybudgeting.co.uk, bloggers are sharing what their sight means to them – to help raise awareness and donations for Sightsavers.

Patients wait in line to take their visual acuity tests during the cataract and trachoma outreach program in Nasir, Upper Nile, South Sudan, September 2, 2013.
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Delay on government decision to prioritise people with disabilities

The government was today expected to make its decision on whether to prioritise people with disabilities in global aid, but the outcome won’t be announced immediately.

Jenneh smiles in the classroom during a lesson at school, while Nabirye looks sad as she stands outside her home.
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UK government poised to decide on global aid goals

The government will decide whether to follow the recommendations from cross-party MPs to make people with disabilities a priority for global aid.

Nick Clegg standing between two teenage girls.
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Clegg: children with disabilities need access to education

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has stated that it is vital for children with disabilities to access education.

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World Health Assembly commits to disability action plan

The World Health Assembly has committed to an action plan that aims to secure better health for people with disabilities.

Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development.
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UK government poised to decide on global aid

On 10 June, the UK government will make a decision on whether they’re going to make people with disabilities a priority for global aid.

A group of women in Malawi sing, dance and clap.
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Sightsavers’ social media ‘Thunderclap’ aims to make a big noise about equality

On 10 June, the UK government will decide whether to make people with disabilities a priority for global aid. Will you help by joining our Thunderclap?

Sightsavers appeal in Nigeria. Galadi, a village close to the border with Niger, 2 hours drive from Gusau, Zamfara state.Locals distribute drugs provided by Sightsavers door-to-door.
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Sightsavers-led project aims to distribute 110 million NTD treatments in Nigeria

Sightsavers is leading an ambitious project to help eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases in Nigeria.

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