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Sightsavers from the field

History in the making: the launch of the Malawi Trachoma Elimination Programme

16 October was an exciting day for the people of Kasungu District in Malawi. They witnessed the launch of the Malawi Trachoma Elimination Programme.

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NTDs and disability: time for new thinking

I recently attended the NNN (NTD (neglected tropical disease) NGDO network) annual meeting, taking place this year in Paris.

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Sightsavers Reports

iReflect on Social Inclusion

A review of Sightsavers’ organisation-wide process to develop a global strategy on social inclusion aligned to strategies in eye health and education.

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Milestone moment for 0.7% UK aid target

A law has been put in place to ensure that the UK meets the global obligation of earmarking 0.7 per cent of its GDP for international development projects.

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On the road to elimination

At a summit organised by the World Bank, we’ll be celebrating 40 years of health projects now treating 100 million people a year for onchocerciasis.

Sightsavers appeal in Nigeria. Galadi, a village close to the border with Niger, 2 hours drive from Gusau, Zamfara state.Locals distribute drugs provided by Sightsavers door-to-door.
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Sightsavers-led project aims to distribute 110 million NTD treatments in Nigeria

Sightsavers is leading an ambitious project to help eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases in Nigeria.

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Collaboration with the WASH sector is key

We think about the challenges of working in the field of infectious diseases and how working alongside those in the water sector could improve impacts.

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How universal health coverage can help eliminate trachoma

Imagine this: your child comes home from school one day with itchy, sticky eyes. What do you do? You take them to your local clinic to make sure they’re OK.

Peter Joseph lying on a bed in the men's ward after having had cataract operations, performed by Dr Gerald, one of Malawi's few eye surgeons. Nsanje Hospital, Nsanje, Malawi. Peter's son January (right) cycled him 12 hours to get to the hospital.
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Sightsavers welcomes new WHO report focus

The report places a strong focus on what is needed to deliver the ambitious 2020 NTD Roadmap Targets.

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Sightsavers project featured on BBC News

Sightsavers’ trachoma mapping work, which is supported by the Department For International Development (DFID), has been included an article on BBC News.

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