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Unilever and Sightsavers partner to eliminate trachoma in Ethiopia

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A young person having their eyes examined. The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust logo is laid over the image. Text reads: Working to eliminate blinding trachoma in 11 Commonwealth countries by 2019.

The Trust launches trachoma website

Sightsavers 09 October 2015

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has launched a website highlighting the work of partners in 11 countries towards eliminating trachoma. Continue reading

Fourteen year old year old Rachael Nakwawi demonstrate how she wash her hands and face at the Kotela Primary School in Kotela in Turkana, Northen Kenya, 30 September 2014.In Northern Kenya, the new school year has brought lessons in facewashing for children. NGO Sightsavers and UnileverÕs health soap Lifebuoy, with the support of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust), are launching an innovative hygiene behaviour change programme. This programme aims to help eliminate the blinding eye disease trachoma in Kenya. The eye disease, caused by a bacterial infection, is easily spread from person to person by unwashed hands and flies. Increased facewashing with soap in schools could not only protect the sight of people living in Kenya but also the 229 million people living in trachoma-endemic districts across the world.PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO / SIGHTSAVERS
Fourteen year old year old Rachael Nakwawi demonstrate how she wash her hands and face at the Kotela Primary School in Kotela in Turkana, Northen Kenya, 30 September 2014.In Northern Kenya, the new school year has brought lessons in facewashing for children. NGO Sightsavers and Unilever’s health soap Lifebuoy, with the support of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust), are launching an innovative hygiene behaviour change programme. This programme aims to help eliminate the blinding eye disease trachoma in Kenya. The eye disease, caused by a bacterial infection, is easily spread from person to person by unwashed hands and flies. Increased facewashing with soap in schools could not only protect the sight of people living in Kenya but also the 229 million people living in trachoma-endemic districts across the world.PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO / SIGHTSAVERS

Beating neglected tropical diseases

Sightsavers 27 August 2015

NEWS: The World Health Organization today unveiled a global plan to better integrate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services with four other public health interventions. Continue reading

Jon Snow moderates launch of Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases' third progress report of the London Declaration on NTDs.

Progress report: NTD programmes are a best buy in development

Sightsavers 25 June 2015

A report released today by the Uniting to Combat NTDs coalition emphasises the huge health and economic benefits of investing in programmes treating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), calling it “one of the best buys in develop Continue reading

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Trachoma mapping completed in Sudan!

Sightsavers 18 June 2015

NEWS: The Sightsavers-led Global Trachoma Mapping Project is making great strides in mapping the blinding infection trachoma, with work in Sudan now completed. Continue reading

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Extra funding boosts Sightsavers NTD prevention area in Nigeria

Sightsavers 26 May 2015

NEWS: Extra funding from the UK government is helping Sightsavers to expand its neglected tropical disease (NTD) prevention programme in Nigeria. The additional funding will allow the project to reach 13 million more people across Continue reading

Thirteen year  Leonard Kalokol pose in his classroom at the AIC Lomil Primary school in Lomil in Turkana, Northen Kenya, 1 Oct 2014.In Northern Kenya, the new school year has brought lessons in facewashing for children. NGO Sightsavers and UnileverÕs health soap Lifebuoy, with the support of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust), are launching an innovative hygiene behaviour change programme. This programme aims to help eliminate the blinding eye disease trachoma in Kenya. The eye disease, caused by a bacterial infection, is easily spread from person to person by unwashed hands and flies. Increased facewashing with soap in schools could not only protect the sight of people living in Kenya but also the 229 million people living in trachoma-endemic districts across the world.PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO / SIGHTSAVERS
Thirteen year  Leonard Kalokol pose in his classroom at the AIC Lomil Primary school in Lomil in Turkana, Northen Kenya, 1 Oct 2014.In Northern Kenya, the new school year has brought lessons in facewashing for children. NGO Sightsavers and Unilever’s health soap Lifebuoy, with the support of The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust (the Trust), are launching an innovative hygiene behaviour change programme. This programme aims to help eliminate the blinding eye disease trachoma in Kenya. The eye disease, caused by a bacterial infection, is easily spread from person to person by unwashed hands and flies. Increased facewashing with soap in schools could not only protect the sight of people living in Kenya but also the 229 million people living in trachoma-endemic districts across the world.PHOTO/KAREL PRINSLOO / SIGHTSAVERS

Countries commit to end neglected tropical diseases

Sightsavers 18 May 2015

Last night a group of health ministers came together at the World Health Assembly in Geneva to commit to end neglected tropical diseases in their countries. Continue reading

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“We do whatever we can”

Sightsavers 18 May 2015

UNITED Programme Director Safiya Sanda, who's based in Sightsavers' office in Nigeria, talks about her role and how the programme operates on the ground. Continue reading

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From toilets to theatre: eliminating trachoma in Guinea Bissau

Sightsavers 08 May 2015

We’re working with local partners to combat trachoma in Guinea Bissau, and with every year we’re getting closer to elimination of the disease. Continue reading

A man in hospital scrubs examines a woman's eyes.

Next steps in eliminating neglected diseases

Sightsavers 19 February 2015

A report launched today by the World Health Organization has said it will take US$750 million per year to keep on track with global plans to eliminate neglected tropical diseases. Continue reading

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