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Sightsavers welcomes DFID commitment to leadership in disability inclusion

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New research reveals hard reality of disability and old age in Tanzania

12 October 2016

A new report reveals many of society’s misconceptions and beliefs around older people and those with disabilities. Continue reading

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Sightsavers congratulates Paralympian Taonere Banda

13 September 2016

When Taonere Banda returns to Malawi from the Rio Paralympics today, she will be returning as a history-maker and an inspiration. Continue reading

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Towards 2020: accelerating the elimination of trachoma

26 July 2016

The WHO Alliance for the Global Elimination of Trachoma by 2020 (GET2020) has released its plan of action for eliminating the disease by 2020. Continue reading

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Tackling blindness among older people in Tanzania

06 July 2016

Sightsavers and HelpAge International are launching a new three-year project in the Morogoro region of Tanzania. Continue reading

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Unilever and Sightsavers partner to eliminate trachoma in Ethiopia

24 June 2016

Unilever brand Lifebuoy has partnered with Sightsavers to foster better health and hygiene practices in an effort to eliminate trachoma in Ethiopia. Continue reading

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Sightsavers CEO honoured in the New Year 2016 Honours List

30 December 2015

Sightsavers is delighted to announce that CEO Dr Caroline Harper has been appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year 2016 Honours List. Continue reading

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International community holds power to unlock potential of millions of people

03 December 2015

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals give those of us fighting for inclusive development a historic opportunity. Continue reading

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Urging government to drive global change for people with disabilities

03 December 2015

The UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) has published a review of its Disability Framework. Continue reading

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Majority of Brits value sight as priceless

20 October 2015

We asked people in the UK what value they placed on their eyesight. Here are the results, as well as information about A Million Miracles, our campaign helping to restore the sight of people with cataracts. Continue reading

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