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Baby Umaru is given antibiotics to protect him against trachoma.
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£20 million funding from UK aid will boost trachoma elimination in 10 Commonwealth countries

The Commonwealth 2018-2020 Fund will help millions of people to avoid the pain, blindness and poverty that trachoma can cause.

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.

Trichiasis patient Maryam Abubakar after trachoma surgery, with a patch on her eye.
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Sightsavers celebrates collaboration to tackle trachoma

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.

Lord Chartres meets beneficiaries of the Trachoma Initiative.
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Former Bishop of London praises Uganda’s progress in fighting trachoma

The Right Rev Richard Chartres visited the Iganga district in the east of the country, where he saw work taking place to eliminate the blinding disease.

Rebecca takes a selfie with Dorcas, in Nigeria.
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The personal stories behind Sightsavers’ billionth milestone

In Nigeria, Sightsavers' Rebecca Mintrim joined celebrations for the one billionth NTD treatment.

Simon and Dorcas.
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Together we’ve reached a milestone

We've finally reached our target of providing one billion treatments for neglected tropical diseases, protecting millions of people from infection.

A health worker talks to an LF patient.
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Research calls for new approach to treating neglected tropical diseases in urban areas

Research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases says distributing medication on a large scale in urban areas may not be the most effective solution.

Baraka Ango standing in Nigeria with a dose pole.
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The dose pole: a vital tool helping us to fight disease

These colourful poles are used by community volunteers in the battle to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. But what are they, and how do they work?

Students practice using measuring sticks to calculate drug dosages in Masindi, Uganda.
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Momentum is growing in the battle against NTDs, but we cannot be complacent

Sightsavers’ Simon Bush says that as we draw closer to eliminating NTDs, the next chapter will be the most challenging – yet also the most rewarding.

Kwaku Anim with his family in Ashanti, Ghana.
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African leaders to personally oversee progress against NTDs

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”.

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