Sightsavers has welcomed a speech made by International Development Secretary Priti Patel, which set out her priorities for UK development.
The Global Trachoma Mapping Project has come to an end after seeing hundreds of surveyors collect and transmit data from 2.6 million people in 29 countries.
Sightsavers has joined its partners to celebrate the progress made towards beating some of the world’s most painful and blinding diseases.
Five years ago I was one of the people that gathered together in London in a groundbreaking meeting to talk about neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has boosted commitment to tackling neglected tropical diseases with new grants to help wipe out trachoma in Mali and Niger.
The organisations were rewarded for their work in making sustainable improvements to treatment distribution to combat NTDs.
The grant will have a big impact on the future of communities in Kebbi State in Nigeria and enable Sightsavers to get one step closer to eliminating NTDs.