Research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases says distributing medication on a large scale in urban areas may not be the most effective solution.
The Department for International Development’s new policy recognises how important it is to support children with disabilities so they can go to school.
The Cameroon Cataract Development Impact Loan will provide up to 18,000 cataract operations in the country over the next five years.
African heads of state have agreed to add neglected tropical diseases to their annual scorecard on disease progress, a move described as a “game changer”.
The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers for its work treating children for parasitic infections, known as deworming.
Professor Hawking spoke at Sightsavers’ event to mark the one billionth treatment for neglected tropical diseases: watch the full video of his speech here.
The physicist will lead global celebrations to mark the one billionth treatment that Sightsavers and partners have delivered to tackle NTDs.
The UK government will hold a disability summit in July 2018, as part of a push to ensure people with disabilities are included in global development.
The alliance, inaugurated in Dhaka, promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities as part of the country’s implementation of the Global Goals.