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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”.

Seven-year-old Dorcas celebrates with the villagers after receiving her treatment for NTDs.
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Partnership: the key to eliminating neglected tropical diseases

Dr Philip Downs, Sightsavers Technical Director for NTDs, explains how working together will help us tackle these debilitating diseases for good.

A schoolgirl holds a tablet in her hand and smiles.
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Sightsavers is one of GiveWell’s top charities once again

The charity evaluator praised Sightsavers for its work treating children for parasitic infections, known as deworming.

Professor Stephen Hawking at the Sightsavers celebration of a billion NTD treatments.
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Stephen Hawking commends his father’s role in tackling NTDs

Professor Hawking spoke at Sightsavers’ event to mark the one billionth treatment for neglected tropical diseases: watch the full video of his speech here.

Stephen Hawking.
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Stephen Hawking to deliver keynote speech at Sightsavers celebration

The physicist will lead global celebrations to mark the one billionth treatment that Sightsavers and partners have delivered to tackle NTDs.

A riverbed with green bushes and trees at its edges.
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How field surveys can help us fight trachoma

In February 2017, Sightsavers supported our partners with the ambitious task of conducting field surveys for trachoma in Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi.

7 year old Dorcas is standing outside, smiling. She is the one billionth treatment beneficiary.
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Sightsavers and partners celebrate delivering a billion NTD treatments

The billionth treatment was administered on Thursday 16 November to a seven-year-old girl named Dorcas, who was at risk of NTDs in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

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