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IZUMI Foundation supports Sightsavers’ fight to eliminate trachoma in Mali

The Foundation has awarded Sightsavers a grant of $348,000 to support its mission to eliminate the neglected tropical disease from five regions of Mali.

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Mapping marginalised communities: The Global Trachoma Mapping Project

The opportunity for global transformation heralded by the unanimous adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) last month is vast.

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WASH and NTDs finally make it official

The World Health Organization has committed to support collaboration between WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) and NTDs (neglected tropical diseases).

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WHO unveils global plan to integrate NTD programmes

The World Health Organization today unveiled a global plan to better integrate public health interventions in the battle to eliminate NTDs.

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NTD programmes named as a strong investment opportunity

A report released today emphasises the huge health and economic benefits of investing in programmes treating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

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Live webcast to launch progress report on NTDs

The Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases collective launches a report with a live webcast from the Natural History Museum in London.

Arjuna Socia stands outside the Kibwoona Health centre in Masindi, Uganda.
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Elimination of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis

Sightsavers' work on onchocerciasis has been integrated with lymphatic filariasis. This ten year strategic plan now covers both diseases.

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Extra funding boosts Sightsavers’ NTD prevention area in Nigeria

Additional funding will allow the neglected tropical disease project to reach 13 million more people across two extra states in Nigeria.

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“We do whatever we can”

Nigeria has the greatest number of people living with neglected tropical diseases in Africa.

A close up photo of Leonard Kalokol, a 13 years old school boy whose class has lessons in facewashing to help eliminate the blinding eye disease trachoma in Kenya.
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Countries commit to eliminating neglected tropical diseases

Health ministers from Africa, Asia and South America have come together at the World Health Assembly in Geneva to commit to eliminating neglected tropical diseases in their countries.

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