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Bangladesh quadruples its eye care budget

The government of Bangladesh has set aside BDT828 million (£7.9 million) to spend on eye care by 2021 – four times higher than the previous budget.

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Sightsavers to host side event at UN Conference of States Parties

The conference will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 13-15 June.

Trachoma patient Amadu Asama from Ghana is surrounded by her grandchildren following her successful operation.
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BBC invites Sightsavers to discuss trachoma elimination

Sightsavers Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases Simon Bush was invited onto the radio programme to talk about whether the end is in sight for trachoma.

A panel of officials sit in front of a screen at the World Health Assembly.
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WHO asked to produce World Report on Vision

Member states have called for the World Health Organization to produce a report as part of the drive to ensure universal access to eye health care.

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Unplug your mouse to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Computer users around the world are being encouraged to go mouse-less for an hour on 18 May to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

Children in northern Nigeria wait to receive medication as part of a mass drug distribution programme to treat NTDs.
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Sightsavers’ Nigeria Country Director elected to key NTD role

Dr Sunday Isiyaku will lead the non-governmental development organisation coalition for neglected tropical diseases and eye health in Nigeria.

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Sightsavers’ advocacy work strides forward

Sightsavers has received recognition from the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) for its advocacy work on disability inclusion.

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UN Secretary-General says disability-inclusive development must be “enhanced priority”

Antonio Guterres’ statement came in answer to a question raised at a United Nations Association UK by Harriet Ngendanabo, a Sightsavers campaigner based in Uganda.

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Sightsavers’ petition asks UK parties to commit to inclusive global aid

Sightsavers’ campaign has launched a petition calling on UK political parties to make disability-inclusive aid a promise ahead of the election.

A boy with visual impairments sits in a classroom reading braille.
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Sightsavers joins call to invest in disability-inclusive education

Sightsavers has joined more than 40 leading NGOs to call for governments and donors to invest in education for children with disabilities.

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