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International media highlight Sightsavers’ work

Sightsavers’ efforts to eliminate NTDs and support people with disabilities to live independent lives were featured in internationally influential media.

A trainer in Uganda shows a student how to use a measuring stick to calculate drug dosages.
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WHO shows progress made on eliminating neglected tropical diseases

The number of people at risk from neglected tropical diseases has fallen by 20 per cent in the past five years, according to WHO.

A close-up of a girl's hands as she reads from a braille document.
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New guide paves the way for thousands more accessible books

A guide that explains how to solve the legal challenges of producing books in accessible formats has recently been published by the World Blind Union.

Chris Gordon, a Sightsavers supporter, training for the London Marathon.
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Chris limbers up for London Marathon to raise money for Sightsavers

With just over a week to go until the London Marathon, Sightsavers supporter Chris Gordon is beginning preparations to run a marathon for the first time.

Ndey Secka with staff
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Sightsavers congratulates visually impaired Gambia activist on appointment as MP

Sightsavers has welcomed the appointment of Ndey Yassin Secka Sallah as a Member of Parliament by the Gambia’s newly elected President, Adama Barrow.

A group of blind and visually impaired women from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh districts in India practise their judo.
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Stylist magazine celebrates Sightsavers’ blind judo groups

The UK magazine has celebrated the ‘fighting spirit’ of visually impaired women who are learning self-defence through a Sightsavers programme in India.

Disability advocate Anuradha Pareek
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Sightsavers campaigner Anuradha speaks at development conference

At the conference in Bangkok, Anuradha will speak about the challenges faced by people with disabilities living in India.

A boy holding one pound coins
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Five ways £1 can help to save someone’s sight

The new 12-sided £1 coin is being rolled out today, and from October the old £1 coin will no longer be legal tender. So why not donate your old coins?

Priti Patel
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Sightsavers welcomes DFID’s commitment to eliminating disease

Sightsavers has welcomed a speech made by International Development Secretary Priti Patel, which set out her priorities for UK development.

Three men in a surgery room in the Caribbean region
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Sightsavers hails success of Caribbean programme

Sightsavers is celebrating the completion of a programme in the Caribbean which has led to successful treatments and improvements in eye health systems.

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