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Framing Perceptions

In September 2015, world leaders agreed ambitious global goals for the next 15 years that will affect us all. For far too long people with disabilities living in developing countries have been excluded when it comes to the fight against global poverty, but inclusion in these new goals will mean they’re able to not only access services and claim rights the rest of us take for granted, but also contribute to their communities and their national economies, and that’ll have positive knock-on effects for the whole world.

The stories in Framing Perceptions, Sightsavers’ exhibition featuring portraits by Guardian photographer Graeme Robertson, show the incredible impact empowerment and inclusion can have, as well as the devastating effects of continued exclusion.

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Framing Perceptions by Sightsavers on Exposure



people around the world are blind


of this can be cured or prevented


Regional NTD coordinator Mwita B Machage examines patients at the surgery camp.

Tanzanian government convenes global partners working to eliminate trachoma

27 July 2016

Partners meet to discuss joint efforts to eliminate blinding trachoma in Tanzania. Continue reading

Princess Alexandra with two people either side of her stand in front of the event banner.

HRH Princess Alexandra visits Washington

03 October 2016

Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra visits Washington to celebrate successes in the treatment of neglected tropical diseases. Continue reading

A boy being examined for trachoma.

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

A young girl wearing an eye patch has an eye examination.

Celebrating World Sight Day across the globe

13 October 2016

World Sight Day is an awareness day held annually on the second Thursday of October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. Find out how we're celebrating. Continue reading


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