People aged over 65 can now have a free eye examination while collecting their pension, and can then be referred for treatment for conditions such as cataracts or blinding trachoma.
The election took place during the IDDC general assembly, held in May in Birmingham, UK. Dom has worked at Sightsavers for 13 years and has been a member of the IDDC board since 2015.
More than 4,000 volunteers, most of them women, went door to door with medication to treat the potentially blinding disease.
The study, published by the New England Journal of Medicine, could change how programmes are delivered in developing countries to ensure more children survive past their fifth birthday.
At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which took place in London last week, leaders agreed to take action to ensure all citizens have access to eye care.
The Commonwealth 2018-2020 Fund will help millions of people to avoid the pain, blindness and poverty that trachoma can cause.
Sightsavers and five other organisations have issued an open letter that aims to put pressure on Commonwealth governments, ahead of next week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.
A call for better gender representation and geographical spread in the United Nations disability committee has seen 17 women from six continents put forward for election in 2018.
During her talk in Vancouver on 11 April, Caroline Harper urged philanthropists to support the newly launched Audacious Project, which could help to eliminate the disease.
To mark World Health Day on Saturday 7 April, Sightsavers is celebrating work being done to eliminate trachoma – a huge success story in global health.