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Anwar and his mother
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Sightsavers staff head to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro

After eleven weeks of hectic preparation, fundraising and training, we are finally off to Tanzania for what is sure to be an unforgettable adventure.

From right to left Dr Astrid Bonfield CBE (Chief Executive The Trust), Prof Eka Braide (Co-Chair Nigerian NTD Steering Committee also member of Sightsavers board of trustee) and Dr Sunday Isiyaku (Sightsavers Country Director) at the lunch meeting.
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Event marks progress towards eliminating neglected tropical diseases in Nigeria

An event was hosted on 10 May an event to celebrate the progress made towards meeting the Neglected Tropical Disease elimination global targets in Nigeria.

A close up photo of a lady having her examined by someone wearing white latex gloves.
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Partnership and progress – building systems to achieve neglected tropical disease elimination

Progress has been made in the fight against neglected tropical diseases, but the community has a challenge ahead if it is to meet targets. What can be done?

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Research sleuths: how we investigate blips in our NTD elimination projects

How do we react when outcomes aren’t what we expect? The mystery of Cameroon’s Western Region sheds light on the process. 

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Elimination of blinding trachoma in Guinea Bissau: end of three-year phase evaluation (2013-2015) – final evaluation report

An evaluation of a three-year phase (2013-2015) of a long-term SAFE intervention to eliminate trachoma in Guinea-Bissau.

A family group standing together.
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Health heroes: the women working to eliminate NTDs

What do Evodia, Abena and Mariama all have in common? They’re three of the millions of women in the fight against infectious diseases of poverty.

A child in Senegal holds Zithromax tablets in his hand.
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Global Trachoma Mapping Project (GTMP): end-of-project evaluation

The aim of the three-year GTMP was to map the prevalence of trachoma using smartphones, across all endemic areas worldwide.

A man looks into a eye testing machine.
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Northern Nigeria Integrated NTDs Control (UNITED) Programme: mid-term evaluation

The programme’s goal is to reduce the prevalence and stop the transmission of seven neglected tropical diseases that can be treated with preventive chemotherapy.

An eye health worker looks at his mobile phone.
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A brave new world of data

The Global Trachoma Mapping Project showed that public health can benefit from technology and standardisation to cut costs and respond to local needs.

Emmanuel.
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Emmanuel’s story

Meet 60-year-old Emmanuel, who lost his sight while earning a living as a fisherman after he contracted a disease called river blindness.

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