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Sightsavers responds to 2015 election manifestos

Dominic Haslam, director of policy and programme strategy at Sightsavers, comments on the representation of international development in each manifesto.

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0.7% aid target is enshrined in law

Sightsavers has applauded the final vote on the International Development Bill, which will enshrine in law the UK government’s commitment to overseas aid.

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Draft SDGs document promises to leave no one behind

The Discussion Document for Declaration, drafted in New York last week, states: “Poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing our world... No one will be left behind.”

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Experts convene in London to discuss how to eliminate NTDs

Experts from the health, pharmaceutical and NGO sectors joined a round-table event in London to discuss working together to eliminate NTDs.

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WHO says global plans to eliminate NTDs will cost $750 million a year

The WHO report also looks at a wider campaign for universal health coverage, making sure everyone who needs healthcare can access it affordably.

Anuradha Pareek.
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Disability campaigner elected to local government in Bikaner, India

Anuradha Pareek, who featured in our Framing Perceptions photo exhibition, has been elected to local government in Bikaner, India.

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Take up a fundraising challenge for Sightsavers

There’s still plenty of opportunity to set yourself a challenge and raise money to change lives.

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Recommendations to the UN Session on the Post-2015 Political Declaration

Sightsavers has welcomed the UN Discussion Document for Declaration last week at the UN during the Post-2015 Intergovernmental Negotiations.

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Your last chance to sign up for the London Marathon

Daniel Cooper is running the London Marathon for Sightsavers, and he wants you to join him – but there’s only six days left to sign up.

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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.

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