Cyclists from St Albans calling themselves the Jolly Wheelers are poised to set out on their annual charity bike ride across Italy in aid of Sightsavers.
Sightsavers has hailed today’s report from the International Development Select Committee into strengthening health systems in developing countries.
The petition calls on politicians to make sure people with disabilities aren’t ignored in the fight against global poverty.
Sunetra, who plays Dr Zoe Hanna on medical drama Casualty, has been an ambassador for Sightsavers since 2009.
The petition is part of our campaign calling on the government to make sure people with disabilities are included in global development.
The Global Trachoma Mapping Project, which aims to find out where trachoma is most prevalent, is poised to hit its two-year target nine months early.