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A trichiasis patient lies on a table outside his home, while a surgeon operates on his eyes.
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Image of Sightsavers’ work in Ghana wins photo competition

A picture taken by photographer Peter Nicholls has been awarded first prize by the International Trachoma Initiative (ITI).

Caroline Harper speaks at TED2018.
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Trachoma talk from Sightsavers’ CEO named ‘TED of the Day’

Dr Caroline Harper's TED Talk, in which she laid out an ambitious plan to eliminate trachoma, will be shared with global audiences today after being chosen as the day’s top pick.

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How participatory research is helping to tackle neglected tropical diseases

A recent analysis in Nigeria showed we need to engage with communities better if we want mass administration of NTD medicines to continue making gains.

Professor Stephen Hawking.
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Professor Stephen Hawking laid to rest in Westminster Abbey

The renowned physicist, who died in March, has had his ashes interred between those of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

Rahinatu holds her granddaughter and smiles following her trachoma surgery.
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In Ghana, we’ve beaten trachoma and changed millions of lives

In May 2018, Ghana made history as the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma. Here are the life-changing stories from that final campaign.

A group of children in Ghana smile and wave at the camera.
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Trachoma is eliminated in Ghana

Ghana has become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa and the Commonwealth to eliminate trachoma, as validated by the World Health Organization.

Margaret Adome sitting outside her home with three of her six children.
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Sightsavers’ trachoma work in Uganda features in The Telegraph

Journalists from the newspaper visited Uganda to see how the country is tackling this infectious neglected tropical disease, thanks to help from UK Aid.

Two female health workers wearing face veils distribute trachoma treatments in Yemen.
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First treatments for trachoma distributed in Yemen

More than 4,000 volunteers, most of them women, went door to door with medication to treat the potentially blinding disease.

Caroline Harper speaks at TED 2018.
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What if we eliminated one of the world’s oldest diseases?

Sightsavers CEO Caroline Harper says we could be just years away from one of the greatest achievements in human health: ridding the world of trachoma.

Caroline Harper speaks at TED2018.
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Sightsavers CEO gives TED Talk outlining plan to eliminate trachoma

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.

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